In my 14 years as a County Legislator, I have been invited to many Eagle Scout ceremonies. I am always so impressed with the seriousness, maturity and diligence of these exceptional scouts that have earned the highest honor in scouting.
This past Sunday, I had the honor of taking part in the Eagle Scout ceremony for Gianni Matera (see photo) from Pelham. Gianni is an impressive young man with a very bright future. He currently attends Boston College.
The key part of becoming an Eagle Scout is the community service project. Gianni’s project was leading a group of scouts to create an outdoor garden and build a large outdoor garbage shed for Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Pelham.
Congratulations to Gianni, and thanks to his parents and the Pelham Troop 1 leaders for helping Gianni achieve such a high honor.