(Smithtown, NY)… Suffolk County Legislator Rob Trotta attended the Eagle Scout Court of Honor for his constituent, Nicholas Cacioppo, of Boy Scout Troop 539. Nicholas earned 26 Merit Badges ranging from Athletics to Soil and Water Conservation.
For his community service project, Nicholas restored a 1962 Willys M38A1 medical jeep by removing all of the rust and painting it, as well as getting the engine to run. He also built a prefab carport to house the jeep, which is on display at the VA Hospital in Northport.
“Becoming an Eagle Scout is a testament to your character and leadership skills and is something that you have accomplished while still a teenager. This recognition will stay with you for the rest of your life and can never be taken from you,” said Suffolk County Legislator Robert Trotta. “What you have done is very impressive and we will expect great things from you in the future,” added Legislator Trotta.