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Local Eagle Scout Honored for His Achievement

Tom Rubin is the 13th Eagle from Troop 1 since its founding in 1992.

Tom Rubin and his family celebrated his Eagle Court of Honor earlier this month at the Babylon United Methodist Church. Memories of Rubin’s path to the rank of Eagle Scout were presented by Steven Vames, his former scout master, and John Witthohn, the troop committee chairman.  Rubin was presented his Eagle Medal by his mother, Laura, and his certificate by his father, Glenn. Several local representatives were on hand to congratulate the scout:  Wayne Horsley, Suffolk County Legislator; Richard Schaeffer, Town of Babylon Supervisor; Anthony Martinez, Town of Babylon Councilman, and Babylon Village Mayor Ralph Scordino. 

Rubin also received letters of commendation from the White House, local senators and New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo. He was presented with a medal and commendation from the Masonic Lodge in Amityville on behalf of the Masonic leadership of the State of New York and his church, Simpson United Methodist Church in Amityville. Rubin is the 13th Eagle in Troop 1 since its founding in 1992, said Eric Hansen, scout master, and the third this school year for the troop.

Jay Rettaliata January 20, 2012 at 01:14 AM
I don't think that Troop 1 was "founded" in 1992. I was a member of Troop 1 in 1956/1957. My Uncle was an Eagle Scout in the late 1940's. It might be possible that Troop 1 re-started or was re-established in 1992 - but there was a Troop 1 long before 1992. That's why it is called Troop 1! Jay Rettaliata

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