Pictured before the Eagle Court of Honor are from left: Suffolk County Legislator Rob Trotta, Scouts Chris Golden, Matt Garcett, Kevin Caunter, Matty Kalinsky and Smithtown Town Clerk Vincent Puleo.
Photo by: Office of Suffolk County Legislator Rob Trotta
Smithtown, NY - June 14, 2018 - Suffolk County Legislators Robert Trotta and elected officials from the Town of Smithtown and New York State attended the Eagle Court of Honor for Kevin Caunter, Matt Garcett, Chris Golden and Matty Kalinsky of Boy Scout Troop 888 of Smithtown.
The four scouts wanted to do their Eagle Scout Community Service Projects for several Smithtown-based organizationsand the Hauppauge Fire Department. Kevin Caunter built a brick raised flower bed around the Hauppauge Fire Department’s sign, flag pole, and digital clock. He also refurbished the company’s sign. Matt Garcett replaced the 200-foot split rail fence at Hoyt Farm in Commack, which will protect the animals and enhance the grounds of the park. Chris Golden worked with the Suffolk County Parks Department to create the Rassapeague County Park on county-owned property in Nissequogue. He built a parking lot, created a marked trail and cleaned up more than 1,000 pounds of debris from the site. Matty Kalinsky designed and constructed an agility ramp, platform, and a suspended bridge to train the puppies at the Guide Dog Foundation in Smithtown. Once the dogs are ready, they become guidedogs for the blind and/or wounded veterans.
Suffolk County Legislator Trotta said, “This is a very proud moment for these young men and their families, as well as their troop leaders and fellow scouts. I extend my congratulations to all of them for being outstanding scouts and role models for the younger scouts and hope that they will remain active in their communities.”