Amityville, NY – Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory was on hand to congratulate and present a proclamation to Amityville resident Joseph LaManna at his Eagle Scout award ceremony, held Saturday, July 15 at the Amityville Fire Department. Joseph is a member of Boy Scout Troop 690, based in Seaford.
Eagle Scout is the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America scouting program. With this achievement, Joseph 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.
For his Eagle Scout project, Joseph designed and constructed an insect hotel to be placed in the garden of Homecoming Farm, located at the Sisters of Saint Dominic assisted living home in North Amityville. The insect hotel provides a home for bugs such as wild bees, spiders, and ladybugs in order to avoid pesticides and keep the farm and its crops organic.