to Troop 125
I joined Troop 125 in early 2004, after receiving the Arrow of Light from Pack 329. Looking back at my position at that time, I never could have imagined that I could be where I am today, a Life Scout, completing the requirements for the rank of Eagle Scout. These past few years have been both challenging and rewarding. I am currently enrolled in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at Commack High School. This program is both academically and mentally challenging, as well as extremely time consuming if one wishes to do well. I hope that one day all of this difficult schoolwork pays off. My post high school plans are fairly well established. I plan on either going to the United States Air Force Academy, or doing Air Force ROTC at an engineering school. I’m also interested in the United States Coast Guard Academy. This all leads to my ultimate goal of becoming an officer in the US Air Force, and getting an engineering degree.
In school, I have been actively involved in several clubs and activities. Since ninth grade I have been in the Young Republicans club. In tenth grade I was the treasurer of the Young Republicans, and in eleventh and twelfth grade I got elected president of the Young Republicans. I’m also actively involved in a club known as NEDC, or National Engineer Design Challenge. In this club we design various devices with real world applications for people with disabilities. Last year, we placed as semi-finalists in the national competition. I also participated with four other people in the SNAME Boat Design Competition. My group placed as semi-finalists in this competition as well. In addition to these clubs and activities, I’m also a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, History Honor Society, Science Honor Society, and English Honor Society, and Future Engineers, as well as Model United Nations. In my church, St. Joseph’s Parish, Kings Park, NY, I have been an active Altar Server for about 9 years. About twice every month I serve mass at the church and I plan to continue this for as long as possible. Currently, I am the longest serving altar server on the St. Joseph’s roster.
Over the summer of 2010 I was given the honor of being selected to go to the American Legion’s Boys’ State along with a fellow Troop 125 member, Andrew Vrana. At Boys’ State I was voted into the positions of Deputy Sheriff, and Chief of Police, but most importantly, I passed the BAR Exam and became one of the select few Boys’ State Lawyers. In addition to Boys’ State, I also attended the United States Air Force Academy Summer Seminar, as well as the United States Coast Guard Academy AIM (Academy Introductory Mission) Program. Both of these programs are highly selective and I am proud to be one of the few chosen to attend these challenging programs. Boy Scouts has had nothing but positive influences on my life. It has given me knowledge to do things that very few people I know can do. It has helped me become a better leader, and a better, more efficient worker. I am proud to have been a part of such a great troop. Although at several times there have been roadblocks in the path to where I am now, I am glad that I persevered. Boy Scouts has been full of amazing experiences that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.
Build a wheelchair accessible pathway (crushed slate) to one of the main buildings of the Scope Outdoor Learning Lab. I will also extend an area off of the pathway for a wheelchair accessible picnic table. I will replace the wood and hardware on the existing metal frame of a wheelchair accessible table.