Farmingville, NY - On April 24, Councilman Neil Foley (right) honored Boy Scout Bill Clifford from Troop 439 in Ronkonkoma during the Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony held at the Lakeland Fire Department. Bill’s Eagle Scout project benefits the Davis Park community on Fire Island. He placed marker flags on all the fire hydrants to make them more visible in the event of snow or flooding. The flags will aid the Fire Department and the community by reducing the amount of time needed to locate and identify the fire hydrants in the event of an emergency. In addition to earning his Eagle, Bill serves as the Captain of both the Lakeland Junior Fire Department and the Davis Park Fire Department Explorers; he is also a member of the National Honor Society and the Connetquot High School National Business Honor Society.
“Congratulations to Bill for completing his project and achieving the rank of Eagle Scout,” said Councilman Foley. “Eagle Scouts are the leaders of tomorrow, and they set an example for all their peers to follow. From what I can see in Bill, our future is in good hands.”
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.