Babylon, NY: On Thursday, June 15th, Suffolk County Legislator Kevin McCaffrey (R-Lindenhurst) attended the Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony for Troop 179’s Antony Peters and Colson Meadows. The ceremony took place at the Our Lady of Lourdes Church in West Islip and was attended by the new Eagle Scouts’ parents, elected officials and Troop 179’s leadership.
The ceremony focused on the efforts made by Peters and Meadows as well as their family, friends and fellow scouts to help the candidates achieve this honor. They were presented proclamations for their achievements by Legislator McCaffrey, Senator Phil Boyle’s office and the Town of Babylon.
“I was particularly glad to be at this Eagle Scout Ceremony because of the great candidates that come from Troop 179,” said Legislator McCaffrey. “It is unusual that two scouts would receive this honor so closely together and is a testament to the work of these two individuals and the support they received from their Troop and the community.”
An Eagle Scout’s service project is the crowning achievement of a candidate’s journey to Scouting’s highest rank. The project must be one that benefits the community, in addition to being planned and managed by the candidate. This process necessarily involves formulating a project idea, determining the required human and material resources and demonstrating unwavering leadership throughout the process.
For his project, Peters installed student benches outside of the North Babylon High School for students taking the late bus that brings students home after completing extracurricular activities. For his project, Meadows installed green fly boxes for the Village of Babylon, which will lessen the impact the insects have on people fishing, kayaking and boating in the area.
For those interested in learning more about Boy Scouting, they can visit the organization’s main website at: http://www.sccbsa.org/. To learn about Boy Scouting in Suffolk County specifically, interested parties may visit the Suffolk County Council at: http://www.sccbsa.org/.
Legislator McCaffrey represents Suffolk County’s 14th Legislative District which encompasses the Village of Lindenhurst, Babylon Village, the hamlets of West Babylon and North Lindenhurst, portions of Copiague, North Babylon and Babylon’s barrier beach communities.