NY – Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory was recently
on hand to congratulate and present proclamations to local residents at their
Eagle Scout and Arrow of Light award ceremonies.Julian
Castrillon, of Boy Scout Troop 284 in Copiague, celebrated reaching the rank of
Eagle Scout at a ceremony on Friday, March 8 at Copiague Middle School.
Julian’s Eagle Scout Project consisted of the planning, development,
fundraising and construction of a hexagon-shaped handicapped accessible table
at the Town of Babylon’s Tanner Park Senior Center in Copiague. The table is
located outside the building for use by all who utilize the facility.Eagle
Scout is the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America scouting program. With
this achievement, Julian is among the small percentage of young men in the Boy
Scouts of America who have reached this prestigious level. Since the inception
of the Eagle Scout award in 1912, only about two percent of eligible Scouts
have earned this honor.Presiding
Officer Gregory also presented proclamations to the Webelos of Cub Scout Pack
154 at their “Arrow of Light” Ceremony at Susan E. Wiley Elementary School in
“Arrow of Light” is the highest award that can be given to a Cub Scout and
marks the final level a scout must achieve before he can make the transition
into joining the Boy Scouts and soaring with the Eagle Scouts. The boys shared
this special occasion with their proud families, Cub masters and other scouts
who hope to “cross the bridge” themselves in the near future.
for Photo : Presiding
Officer DuWayne congratulates “Arrow of Light” award recipients from Cub Scout
Pack 154 on Friday, March 8 in Copiague. Top
Row (from left): Copiague VFW Executive Officer Franco Pacheco, Suffolk County
Police Officer Lee, Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory, Brendan Cunningham
(representing NYS Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre), Town of Babylon
Supervisor Rich Schaffer, Town of Babylon Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez, and
Cub Scout Pack 154 Webelos Den Leader Jake Steele.Bottom
Row (from left): Cub Scouts Tyler R. Bowman, Uzziah J. Brown, Zechariah E.
Brown, Steven A. Falco, Angel E. Garcia, and Aiden L. Roman.