MILLER PLACE, NY – On Saturday, October 21, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker joined Boy Scout Troop 204 at the Miller Place High School for an Eagle Scout Court of Honor Ceremony to recognize Jake Linkletter, Mathew Yonks, and Stephen Sarich. Eagle Scout is the highest rank that can be earned by a Boy Scout, and only a small percentage of scouts are granted this rank after earning 21 merit badges and undergoing a lengthy review process.
“I would like to offer my congratulations to Jake, Mathew, and Stephen for earning this prestigious honor,” said Legislator Anker. “Only those who demonstrate hard work, dedication, and commitment to scouting and their community are able to earn the merit of Eagle Scout.”
In order to become Eagle Scouts, each Boy Scout completed a community service project. Stephen Sarich built cedar benches and flower boxes for the Sound Beach Civic Association’s community garden as part of their community beautification project. Mathew Yonks built garden boxes for the vegetable garden at the Community Growth Center, which will allow needy families to have access to fresh produce. Jake Linkletter designed and constructed an informational kiosk for the Greenway Trail that runs from Port Jefferson Station to Setauket. For more information about the Boy Scouts of American and the rank of Eagle Scout, please visit www.scouting.org.