Brendan Snow, a member of Montauk Boy Scout Troop 136, was formally awarded the rank of Eagle Scout on Sunday, January 10, at the Montauk firehouse.
Snow, who is Troop 136’s 12th Eagle Scout, orchestrated a service project to build bleachers at the Montauk School baseball field. Additionally, Snow earned 26 merit badges and served his troop as a patrol leader, senior patrol leader and troop guide.
Unlike other Scout ranks, which boys age out of when they turn 18, Eagle Scout is a title they can carry with them for life.
Among the dignitaries who helped honor Snow on Sunday were East Hampton Town Super visor Larry Cantwell and Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming.
“It is a great honor to recognize young people such as Brendan who are so dedicated to making a positive impact on our community,” Fleming said. “This achievement requires an incredible amount of dedication, empathy, leadership and perseverance; all of us at the Suffolk County Legislature are incredibly proud of Brendan’s achievements.”
In 2014, only 6% of eligible Scouts earned Eagle.