Lindenhurst, NY: On Sunday, June 10, Suffolk County Legislator Kevin McCaffrey (R-Lindenhurst) attended the Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony for Troop 2014’s Kyle McCarthy. The ceremony took place at the American Legion Post in Lindenhurst and was attended by the new Eagle Scouts’ parents, friends, elected officials or their representatives, the Suffolk County Police Department’s First Precinct and Troop 2014’s leadership.
Kyle McCarthy, in addition to recently achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, is a well-rounded, community- minded individual. He is a member of the West Babylon Fire Department and the Suffolk County Police Department’s First Precinct Explorers, a student at St. John’s University and an intern with Legislator McCaffrey’s office.
“It was special being at the Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Kyle McCarthy,” said McCaffrey. “Kyle is a fine young man and is exactly the kind of person we can all be proud of here in the Town of Babylon. With young people like Kyle, our future continues to be bright.”
An Eagle Scout’s service project is the crowning achievement of a candidate’s journey to Scouting’s highest rank. The project must be one that benefits the community, in addition to being planned and managed by the candidate. This process necessarily involves formulating a project idea, determining the required human and material resources and demonstrating unwavering leadership throughout the process.
Kyle’s Eagle Scout Project consisted of planning, organizing and constructing a bench at the Village of Lindenhurst’s 9-11 Memorial Garden First Responder’s Monument. The project is close to Kyle’s heart as a firefighter and also the hearts of people in the community.
For those interested in learning more about Boy Scouting, they can visit the organization’s main website at: http://www.sccbsa.org/. To learn about Boy Scouting in Suffolk County specifically, interested parties may visit the Suffolk County Council at: http://www.sccbsa.org/.
Legislator McCaffrey represents Suffolk County’s 14th Legislative District which encompasses the Village of Lindenhurst, Babylon Village, the hamlets of West Babylon and North Lindenhurst, portions of Copiague, North Babylon and Babylon’s barrier beach communities.