Huntington Councilwoman Joan Cergol recently congratulated Boy Scout Troop 106 in Dix Hills for producing four new Eagle Scouts this year.
The new four brought the overall number of Eagle Scouts in troop 106 to 97.
At the event on Jan. 22, Councilwoman Cergol congratulated each of the scouts for their accomplishments and noting what special projects helped them achieve the honor.
“I am honored to be sharing this momentous occasion with all of you, and I sincerely thank Troop 106 for producing all these Eagle Scouts,” Councilwoman Cergol said. “I know that all four of you fine gentlemen will excel in your college studies to keep building on what you have learned and accomplished in scouting- whether those dreams of yours take you to the moon or keep you down here on earth, making your mark, and making a difference in our world.”
Dylan Campbell, a graduate of Half Hollow High School East, was on the school’s wrestling team and built a new awards podium for it. He hosted a pasta part to raise funds and convinced Florence Building Products to donate the materials for the new podium. He is now a bioscience major at Farmingdale State College.
Avid reader, Thomas Kowalski, built an outdoor reading area at the Half Hollow Hills Library’s Melville location. He is studying mass media and communications at the University at Buffalo.
Tristan Delaney was inspired for his project by his work as an intern at the Sweetbriar Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Smithtown. He built a mobile kiosk there, also raising funds through a pasta dinner. He is working on his public relations degree at Hofstra University and has enlisted as a cadet in the Army ROTC.
Joshua Kimelstein joined Troop 106 because of its emphasis on outdoor activities. Thanks to the life-saving skills he learned and developed in scouting, he once jumped into the waters off Virginia Beach to rescue a woman in distress who could not return to shore because of a strong undertow. His project, inspired by the time he spent with his grandfather at the Northport Veterans Administration Medical Center, created two mobile vegetable planters that are wheelchair accessible. He is also at Farmingdale State College, studying nursing, with the goal of returning to the Northport VA.