Amityville, NY – Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory was on hand to congratulate and present a proclamation to local resident Robert Tretola at his Eagle Scout award ceremony, held Friday, Oct. 26 at the Copiague Middle School. Robert is a member of Boy Scout Troop 284, based in Copiague.
Eagle Scout is the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America scouting program. With this achievement, Robert 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, Robert designed and constructed a gravel floor at the Sisters of St. Dominic Ministry Homecoming Farms at Sophia Gardens in Amityville, replacing the rotted wood base of an existing greenhouse. The project took 211 working hours to complete.