Miller Place, NY - May 24, 2016 - On Saturday, May 21st, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker attended the Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony for Zachary Paul Abrams and Ryan Austin Hecht of Troop 204. Zachary and Ryan have provided great services to their community and to the residents of Suffolk County, and have honorably earned the extraordinary merit of Eagle Scout, the highest honor in Boy Scouting.
“I would like to commend Zachary and Ryan for their tremendous service to the community,” said Legislator Anker. “I thank them for their hard work and dedication, and hope that they are an inspiration to all of their peers.”
In order to become an Eagle Scout, each Boy Scout must complete a community service project. Zachary chose to design and construct five obstacles for the Kent Animal Shelter in Calverton, NY. The obstacles will be used by the shelter dogs for training and exercise, and by disabled dogs for physical therapy.
Ryan designed and constructed an outdoor message board for the outreach office at Infant Jesus Roman Catholic Church in Port Jefferson, NY. The message board will facilitate communication between the outreach office and the parishioners.
For more information about the Boy Scouts of America and the rank of Eagle Scout, please visit www.scouting.org.