Amityville, NY – Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory was on hand this past weekend to congratulate and present proclamations to two local residents, Erik Sattler and Liam Gargiulo, at their Eagle Scout award ceremonies.
Eagle Scout is the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America scouting program. With this achievement, Erik and Liam are 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.
For his Eagle Scout project, Erik Sattler of Boy Scout Troop 284 in Copiague installed a 20-foot ball pit and a permanent 50-foot KanJam game in Tanner Park. The project included designing, fundraising, purchasing materials and building the games, as well as prepping and cleaning the area where the games were installed. This project took 178 working hours to complete.
The weekend’s second Eagle Scout inductee was Liam Gargiulo of Boy Scout Troop 1634 in West Babylon. Liam’s Eagle Scout project consisted of the planning, development and construction of a sound area in the rear of the North Babylon High School auditorium to give a permanent, professional space to operate the sound for shows and concerts, which will help prolong the life of the equipment, giving it a better storage area and eliminating the need to move the equipment.
Caption for Photo 1: Presiding Officer Gregory presents a proclamation to Erik Sattler of Copiague at his Eagle Scout award ceremony on Friday, Oct. 6.
Caption for Photo 2: Presiding Officer Gregory presents a proclamation to Liam Gargiulo of West Babylon at his Eagle Scout award ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 7.