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Three Yorktown Boys Earn Eagle Scout Awards

Kevin Costello, Michael Volpe and Eric Keitz, BSA Troop 165, were honored on Jan. 5 when they received their Eagle Scout Awards.

Kevin Costello, Michael Volpe and Eric Keitz, BSA Troop 165, were honored on Jan. 5 when they received their Eagle Scout Awards. 

Yorktown councilman Vishnu Patel, who was present for the ceremony, said more than 650 combined volunteer hours were spent on three Eagle projects. Patel's son Captain Amit Patel was a Troop 165 Eagle Scout. 

The troop is sponsored by The First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown.

Costello's project was performed for the George Washington Elementary School where he developed, planned and led fellow scouts in the redesign and beautification of the flagpole island. The project included the clearing out of the weeds and brush to create a safe and attractive walkway into the school. The walkway included a George Washington Walk of Fame, where commemorative bricks paved the pathway. 

Volpe's project was performed for the SPCA in Briarcliff Manor where he developed, planned and led fellow scouts and adults in the construction and installation of two fences which created training and social areas for the dogs. The project also included a successful food and supply drive for the SPCA. 

Keitz's project was composed of two parts. The first component was to promote and host a successful blood drive for the New York Blood Center where 42 pints of blood were donated. The second component benefited the town of Yorktown where he planned, developed and led fellow scouts and adults on identifying and marking non-hydrants water sources. The identification is used by mutual-aid departments in easily locating the water sources during fire emergencies. 

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A Patcher January 12, 2013 at 09:51 AM
Congratulations to Kevin, Michael and Eric on attaining the Eagle Scout award, for your great work, dedication, and leadership abilities. May you all go forward to being successful college graduates and honorable business men. Sent from the mother of Eagle Scout David Buchwald, Bedford Troup 1, 1984 who is now a very successful engineer with his own business in Colorado; a continent mountain climber, and an exotic Scuba diver! And it all started with Cub Scouts ! :-)
Vishnu Patel January 12, 2013 at 03:01 PM
As a group you are a force for profound good. Spread your wing and fly high. Congratulations.

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