Four Boy Scouts from Babylon Village were recently promoted to the rank of Eagle Scout and honored by Deputy Presiding Officer Legislator Wayne Horsley (D–Babylon).
Thomas Guarino, Jake Kohler, Zachary Russo and Raymond Schein from Troop 104 were presented with proclamations at their recent Court of Honor by Leg. Horsley. Although many Scouts begin the difficult journey which leads them to the pinnacle of their scouting careers, only a small percentage actually achieves their goal and receives the prestigious Eagle Scout Award.
All of the boys' Eagle Scout projects were community oriented, including two projects directly in our area.
Russo created an erosion prevention plan at the Gilbert Hanse Municipal Pool in Babylon Village, hit hard during Hurricane Sandy, while Kohler built six cedar garden boxes for the West Babylon Junior High School Outdoor Reading Center.
Guarino's project took place at the Great South Bay YMCA Childcare Center in Bay Shore where he designed activity tables for two classrooms and Schein planned and erected a flagpole for the Firefighters Cancer Support Network at the Stony Brook Hospital Cancer Treatment Center.