Alan Kernin with one of the horseshoe pits at Yucaipa Regional Park that he and his group of volunteers refurbished for his Eagle Scout project. (Photo courtesy of the Kernin family)

By STAFF REPORT | Redlands Daily Facts

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An Eagle Court of Honor is pending for Alan Kernin, a member of Boy Scout Troop 3 of Greenspot who graduated in June from Redlands East Valley High School.

Kernin’s Eagle project, completed during the past school year, involved refurbishing horseshoe pits at Yucaipa Regional Park.

Kernin planned the project and, with a group of volunteers, dug out rotted and battered wood, replaced wooden backboards and leveled and filled the horseshoe pits with sand, according to a press release from the Kernin family.

Boy Scouts helping with the project included Jaime A. Mejia, Christian Gonzales, Zach Jones, Alex Flores, Matthew Mejia, Andre Mejia, Tommy Mejia, Matthew Marinkovich, Nick Somarriba and Conner Neely. Several parents also worked with the Scouts.

Kernin chose Yucaipa Regional Park as the site of his Eagle project because his Boy Scout troop and former Cub Scout pack have camped, fished and played at the park, according to the press release.

Eagle Scout is the highest rank a Boy Scout can achieve.

Kernin, who began his Scouting experience as a Cub Scout, has participated in campouts over the years and took first place in archery at a Pop Nye Camporee and third place overall.

In 2015 he attended the 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan. World Jamborees, held once every four years, give participants an opportunity to meet Scouts from all over the world and learn about leadership and other cultures.