SHOREHAM, NY – On Saturday, January 4th, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker was joined by Scoutmaster Matthew Yakaboski, Troop 161 Assistant Scoutmasters, and other elected officials at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor Ceremony at the Wading River Fire Department to honor Troop 161’s newest Eagle Scouts: Conner Blunnie, Benjamin Carrier, Erik Epp, and Christopher Kenter.
“The projects by our local scouts are vital assets to our community. Through their hard work, dedication, and commitment to scouting, these young men have proven themselves to be extraordinary leaders. Their Eagle Scout accomplishments will set great examples for the younger scouts in Troop 161. I congratulate and wish them continued success in their future endeavors,” said Legislator Anker
Eagle Scout is the highest rank that a scout can receive, and requires the scout to earn 21 merit badges, complete a community service project, and undergo a lengthy review process. For more information about the Boy Scouts of America and the rank of Eagle Scout, please visit www.scouting.org.
Pictured L –R: A representative for Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo, Town of Brookhaven Councilwoman Jane Bonner, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker, Eagle Scout Benjamin Carrier, Eagle Scout Conner Blunnie, Eagle Scout Erik Epp, Eagle Scout Christopher Kenter, Scoutmaster Matthew Yakaboski, Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski, NYS Senator Ken LaValle, and Town of Riverhead Supervisor Yvette Aguiar.