The Riverbank City Council recognized Eddie Negrete for his many years of service as a Troop Leader for The Boy Scouts of America during the regular city council meeting held last week.
Mayor Richard O’Brien presented Negrete a certificate of appreciation for serving the Riverbank community as a Troop Leader from 2014 to 2022. The certificate stated, “In sincere appreciation to your many years of outstanding and exceptional service within the Boy Scouts of America. The Riverbank community is honored to have had you as a leader and role model. Wishing you the best for continued success.”
Negrete shook hands with the mayor and said a few words. He recalled his very first camping adventure with the Boy Scouts at the Modesto Reservoir when it was pouring rain.
He said, “We still had a fire going. We were still able to cook. It was good times. I have done over 80 camping trips; 120 miles hiking. Throughout all these years I had a great time.”
Councilmember Darlene Barber-Martinez expressed appreciation for Negrete and the scouts as they have assisted with several local events.