Farmingville, NY - On January 14, Supervisor Ed Romaine honored Boy Scouts Ryan McElwaine and Daniel Ragone from Troop 356 during the Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony held at the Centereach Fire Department.
Ryan’s Eagle Scout project was the construction of storage shelves for Hobbs Farm in Centereach. Ryan ripped down an existing unit and built out shelving for the storage of pots for plants and more. Hobbs Farm is a working, charitable and educational farm with a cooperative garden that provides fresh produce to several local food ministries and pantries. Daniel’s project was to construct wooden benches for Hobbs Farm. Daniel built eight wooden replacement benches for the farm’s wheelchair garden. The previous multi-purpose benches were of like design and had lasted nearly a decade.
“Congratulations to Ryan and Daniel for completing their project and achieving the rank of Eagle Scout,” said Supervisor Romaine. “Scouts like these young men are the leaders of tomorrow, and they set an example for all their peers to follow.”
Since the award was presented in 1912, no more than four % of all Boy Scouts have attained the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). Since its introduction in 1911, the Eagle Scout rank has been earned by more than two million young men.