CORAM, NY – On Thursday, December 14, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker joined Boy Scout Troop 560 at the Coram Fire Department for an Eagle Scout Ceremony honoring the troop’s newest Eagle Scout, Michael Mirabile. Achieving the rank of Eagle Scout is an extremely prestigious honor that is only achieved by approximately 5% of all Boy Scouts. It is the highest rank that a scout can receive and requires the scouts to earn 21 merit badges, complete a community service project, and undergo a lengthy review process.
“Congratulations to Michael for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout,” said Legislator Anker. "Scouting instills the importance of community service. Michael worked hard and dedicated his time to making our community a better place and is most deserving of this distinguished honor."
As part of the Eagle Scout process, Michael had to complete a community service project. Michael constructed and installed reflective ‘Enter’ and ‘Exit’ signs at the Sunshine Alternative Education Center in order to create a safer driveway. The center provides substance abuse and violence prevention programs to students and families in the local community. For more information about the Boy Scouts of American and the rank of Eagle Scout, please visit www.scouting.org.