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Four Hawthorne Boy Scouts Help Community, Achieve Eagle Rank

New Eagle Scouts are:  Gregory Alfieri of Hawthorne, Joseph Andrews of Thornwood, Gregory May of Pleasantville and Alexander Warne of Valhalla. They were honored at ceremonies in Pleasantville Friday.
New Eagle Scouts are: Gregory Alfieri of Hawthorne, Joseph Andrews of Thornwood, Gregory May of Pleasantville and Alexander Warne of Valhalla. They were honored at ceremonies in Pleasantville Friday. Photo Credit: Provided

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Four local Boy Scouts were feted at recent ceremonies in Pleasantville for achieving the highest rank possible.

The Eagle Court of Honor was held on Friday, Jan. 13, at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Pleasantville.

The new Eagle Scouts are: Gregory Alfieri of Hawthorne, Joseph Andrews of Thornwood, Gregory May of Pleasantville and Alexander Warne of Valhalla.

They all belong to Troop 1 in Hawthorne.

Each youth’s Eagle Scout project was designed to benefit the Mount Pleasant community, Scouting officials said.

Alfieri choose to identify historic trees and create an informational book and trail map

His project took place at Rosary Hill Home in Hawthorne, a nursing facility operated by the Dominican Sisters. The order provides one-on-one palliative care to terminal cancer patients.

Andrews fixed up a playground with a new fence and garden at the Hawthorne Reformed Church.

May restored stone paths and built a drainage system at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Pleasantville.

Warne built seven prayer tables and a meditation bench for the religious education program at Holy Innocents Church in Pleasantville.

Since forming in 1836, the Hawthorne troop has seen 114 of its Scouts achieve Eagle Rank.

Nationally, only 5 percent of Scouts complete the rigorous requirements needed to achieve this rank.

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