Area Eagle Scouts performed over 10,978 hours of community service
With two more Eagle Scout Boards of Review scheduled for December, potentially adding another half dozen Eagle Scouts to the Class of 2018, area Eagle Scouts have performed thousands of hours of community service.
According to area Boy Scout officials, 59 scouts from across Delaware, Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Otsego, and Schoharie counties, including several local teens, will be honored for their work and their achievement during a recognition dinner.
Together, their Eagle Scout Community Service Projects represent 10,978 hours of work, the officials added.
The Eagle Scouts will be recognized at the Boy Scouts of America Leatherstocking Council Eagle Recognition Dinner on January 5, 2019 at Francesca’s Banquets & Catering, 144 E. Main St. in Ilion.
The program and buffet run from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Each Eagle Scout will have a few minutes to share the highlights of their Scouting careers and their community service projects.
Admission is free for the Class of 2018, but is $25 for everyone else. Among the local Eagle Scouts to be honored are:
Elijah Brink, of Chadwicks, Troop 50, Project: Town of Lichfield Historical Room, 112 hours;
Colin Fadale, of Hamilton, Troop 120, Project: Pathfinder Village Fire Pit 56, hours;
Robert Bauer, of Marcy, Troop 79, Porject: Utica Food Bank Donation Boxes, 70 hours;
Kevin Brown, of Munnsville, Troop 7, Project: Vernon Fire Hall Clean Up, 40 hours;
Jacob Lingley, of New Hartford, Troop 14, Project: Kopernik Park Project, 31 hours;
Gage Kilborne, of New Hartford, Troop 14, Project: Herkimer County Humane Society Dog Houses, 183 hours;
Robert Kohler, of Oneida, Troop 2, Project: Utica LEGO Robotics Camp, 151 hours;
Reagan Kohler, of Oneida, Troop 2, Project: Oneida Historical District Tree Inventory, 161 hours;
Colin Kraeger, of Oriskany, Troop 39, Project: Oriskany Little League Dugout, 1,910 hours;
Tucker Garrett, of Remsen, Troop 55, Project: Athletic Storage Shed, 76 hours;
Adam Burnor, of Rome, Troop 40, Project: Lee Legion Memorial Brick Project, 74 hours;
Justin Pianella, of Rome, Troop 56, Project: Floyd Town Park Restoration, 178 hours;
Wyatt Park, of Stittville, Troop 56, Project: Floyd Fire Department Kitchen Maintenance, 155 hours;
Phillip Lagoy, of Vernon Center, Troop 7, ProjectL Fire Department Floor, hours not specified;
Martin Collins, of Vernon Center, Troop 34, Proejct: Vanderkamp Trailhead, 108 hours;
Erik Larson, of Waterville, Troop 108, Project: Mapping Historical Waterville, 43 hours;
Alex Nonemaker, of Whitesboro, Troop 79, Frisbee Golf Course for Marcy Town Park, 93 hours.
The Leatherstocking Council provides character development and leadership skills training to approximately 3,200 Scouts across Delaware, Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Otsego, and Schoharie counties, officials said, adding the council staffs and maintains 400 acres at Camp Kingsley north of Rome.