NEW YORK – On Saturday, May 6th, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker joined Boy Scout Troop 204 at the Miller Place High School for an Eagle Scout Court of Honor Ceremony to recognize Eagle Scouts David Argento, Marc Anthony DiFilippo, Erick Ecker, and James DiPersio. Eagle Scout is the highest rank that can be earned by a Boy Scout, and only a small percentage of scouts are granted this rank after earning 21 merit badges and a lengthy review process.
“I would like to offer my congratulation to the new Eagle Scouts of Troop 204. Only those who demonstrate true hard work, skill, and commitment to the community earn this prestigious rank,” said Legislator Anker. “I thank them for their local contributions and I hope that the actions of these young men inspire their peers to continue their scouting endeavors.”
Legislator Anker honored Jame DiPersio for his work to beautify the Suffolk County Native Pollinator Garden at Heritage Park.
In order to become Eagle Scouts, each Boy Scout completed a community service project. David Argento created benches for the entrance of the Greenway Trail and cleaned up overgrown vegetation and litter in the surrounding area. Marc Anthony DiFilippo constructed an outdoor storage shed for Hope House Ministries in Port Jefferson. Erick Ecker built three benches for Hope House Ministries in Port Jefferson, and also beautified the Mt. Sinai Friary property by clearing overgrown vegetation. James DiPersio constructed an outdoor waterproof kiosk for the Suffolk County Native Pollinator Garden at Heritage Park and h installed a stone pathway to allow visitors to access the garden. For more information about the Boy Scouts of American and the rank of Eagle Scout, please visit www.scouting.org.
Picture Above: Legislator Anker and community leaders gather at the Eagle Scout Court of Honor to celebrate Marc Anthony DiFilippo, David Argento, Jame DiPersio, and Erick Ecker. Press Release by Theresa Santoro. Press Release Made Available by the Office of Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker.