Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Scout: Eagle Scout Greg Stein soars

scout greg9799

GREG STEIN stands by the bulletin board at the Placerville Airport that he built for his Eagle Scout project. Courtesy photo

From page B8 | December 20, 2013 | Leave Comment

Fledgling pilot Greg Stein of El Dorado Hills no longer is a fledgling at scouting: He recently attained his Eagle ranking with a project that will help Placerville area pilots communicate.

When his eagle eye spotted the lack of a bulletin board at the local Experimental Aircraft Association chapter, Greg, 14, decided to help the public and private pilots see that there is a local EAA chapter and give them a way to communicate upcoming activities and events.

He planned, researched and built a unique bulletin board, a project that took a total of 407 hours to complete.

This is no ordinary bulletin board.

From Greg’s Court of Honor program, which was held at the airport:

“Greg’s project is an outdoor bulletin board for the Placerville EAA Chapter 512, located just outside of the EAA hangar at the Placerville Airport. This is not just a bulletin board; this project took to flight and is inspired by the theme of aviation. The roof is a mockup of an actual wing, with a plexi-glass window to see inside. The bulletin board is being used to provide information to pilots both visiting and local about upcoming events and regulations.”

The Placerville EAA chapter enjoyed the services of a bulletin board many years ago but it had been removed for unknown reasons.

Officials there gave Greg a thumbs-up on the project to complete his requirements to attain Eagle Scout status. The EAA supports the community with multiple programs like the Young Eagles, Eagles, and basic ground school training at no charge.

Flying is a passion for Greg, who joined the Civil Air Patrol at the age of 12 and is learning to fly.

“I first got to fly an airplane with the EAA Chapter 512 Young Eagles program and have wanted to fly ever since,” said Greg, son of Kim and Dan Stein. “I hope to take my ground school with the EAA next year and attend the CAP National Flight Academy in Oshkosh, Wisc., when I turn 16.”

Greg said he also would like to attend the U.S. Air Force or Naval Academy once he graduates high school, with the ultimate goals of obtaining a degree in engineering and becoming a pilot in the Air Force or Navy.

Beginning as a Wolf Scout in Pack 528 in El Dorado Hills, Greg has been in scouting since the age of 8. He attended Rolling Hills Middle School and now is enrolled at Oak Ridge High School.

His experience gained through the Boy Scouts has served him well, the young man said.

“Through scouting I have chosen to take on many leadership roles and classes on how to become a better leader. I have gone on many camping trips and have met many nice friends.

“The merit badges provide some really cool life skills, from managing money to surviving in the wilderness,” he continued. “There are also fun merit badges like aviation and shotgun shooting.”

Greg said he has earned 41 merit badges so far and there are still a few more he would like to acquire.

“Scouting is what you want to make of it,” he added. “It is a great way to find fun hobbies and learn life skills.”


Discussion | No comments



Greenwood School being restored

By Rebecca Murphy | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Cal Fire increasing staffing, hiring

By Cal Fire | From Page: B1

EID restricts watering days

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A1, 12 Comments

Lover’s Leap fall injures man

By Tahoe Tribune | From Page: A1

EDH Fire Dept. annexing Latrobe

By Noel Stack | From Page: A1, 7 Comments

Motorcycle fatality in Greenwood

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1

Tea Party meeting April 17

By Tea Party Patriots Of El Dorado Hills | From Page: A3, 48 Comments

Town Hall Meeting on Underage Drinking May 1

By El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition | From Page: A6

Floating body not a body

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A7

Old mill a goner

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A11, 18 Comments | Gallery



A great big thanks

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

Murder? Suicide?

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 8 Comments

‘Drive Clean’

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 4 Comments

Middle class getting poorer?

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 52 Comments

Real estate lies

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 14 Comments



Outside with Charlie: Switch gear

By Charlie Ferris | From Page: A8

Ponderosa volleyball is a family affair

By Jerry Heinzer | From Page: A8 | Gallery

Aussie team makes visit

By Special to the Democrat | From Page: A8

Griz have challenging day

By Mike Bush | From Page: A8 | Gallery

Roundup: April 15, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A9 | Gallery



At a glance: Take aim on fun

By Mimi Escabar | From Page: B2

Men to walk a mile in her shoes

By Center For Violence-Free Relationships | From Page: B2 | Gallery

Runners stampede for Sugarloaf scholarships

By El Dorado County Office of Education | From Page: B2 | Gallery

Team works to fight disease

By Placerville Kiwanis | From Page: B3

COOL School is accepting applications

By Rescue Union | From Page: B4

Band of Miwoks fund mission

By Shingle Springs Band Of Miwok Indians | From Page: B12



Crime Log: March 25-27

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

Weather stats 4-15-14

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2



Numa Edward “Ed” Roberts

By Contributor | From Page: A2

Ronald Russell Rohrer

By Contributor | From Page: A2, 2 Comments


Real Estate



Flying McCoys

By Contributor | From Page: A10

Speed Bump

By Contributor | From Page: A10

Working It Out

By Contributor | From Page: A10


By Contributor | From Page: A10


By Contributor | From Page: A10

New York Times Crossword

By Contributor | From Page: A10


By Contributor | From Page: A10

Horoscope, Thursday, April 17, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A10

Horoscope, Wednesday, April 16, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A10

TV Listings

By Contributor | From Page: A10


By Contributor | From Page: A10