Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich was joined by Greece Town Board Members Mike Barry, Josh Jensen, Bill Murphy, and Diana Christodaro for an official Eagle Scout Medal and Proclamation Presentation Ceremony at Wednesday evening’s Town Board Meeting. The Town of Greece Eagle Scout Recognition Medal and Proclamation is presented to all Boy Scouts who have recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in their local troop.
“It is an honor for me to be able to present these medals to the hard working and determined young men who have shown that commitment and perseverance lead to success” said Supervisor Bill Reilich. “At Wednesday evening’s Town Board meeting, I had the privilege of presenting proclamations and medals to two brothers who recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in Troop #92. I would like to congratulate Liam Ewell who attained the rank of Eagle Scout through his efforts in building eight convertible picnic tables which fold into benches for Ogden Presbyterian Church in Spencerport, New York. The project required the design for the maintenance free TREX material on the table and seat surfaces and the foldable side units that were manufactured to use standard dimensional lumber. For this project, Liam worked with a trustee from the church who was a retired Kodak Engineer to detail the plan. He also raised over $1,500 to purchase the needed materials and lead a group of scouts and adults in the assembly process. I would also like to congratulate Quinn Ewell, who attained the rank of Eagle Scout through a project he completed at the Monroe County Seneca Park Zoo through making significant improvements to the area between the parking lot and the converted rail trail leading to the zoo. In order to complete this project, Quinn removed the abandoned cement railway poles, over 100’ of chain link fencing and steel supports, and all trash throughout the area. He also contacted multiple contractors in the community to cut the steel and cement poles into moveable sections for the removal. This intensive project spanned 16 months due to the multiple work phases involving contractors, scouts, community volunteers, and zoo personnel.
The Boy Scouts of America, one of the United States largest youth organizations, is dedicated to promoting self-reliance, courage, and patriotism among young men. The Eagle Scout Award is attained only after countless hours of hard work, sacrifice, and dedication to the scouting creed. For more information on the Boy Scouts of America, please visit their webpage www.scouting.org.