Farmingville, NY - On March 24, Councilwoman Jane Bonner attended the Court of Honor ceremony for Peter Martin and Thomas Barry, Jr. from Boy Scout Troop 204 in Miller Place. Thomas, from Miller Place, completed his Eagle Scout project at the Mount Sinai Nature Center at Cedar Beach, where he built a wooden structure to provide shade over an outdoor touch tank used to house local sea life. Peter, from Rocky Point, repaired and refurbished two Miller Place welcome signs. He paid for the project by hosting a fundraiser at Port Jeff Bowl. Pictured left to right are Scoutmaster Joe Argento; Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker; Peter Martin; Thomas Barry, Jr.; Councilwoman Jane Bonner and Assistant Scoutmaster Kraig Herrel.
“Eagle Scouts are the leaders of tomorrow, and from what I can tell about these outstanding young men, our future will be in good hands,” said Councilwoman Bonner. “The work that they do sets a great example for their peers to follow and I thank them for their service to our community.”
To become an Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America, a scout must earn a minimum of 21 merit badges, demonstrate leadership, and perform an approved community service project.