Matt Jon ColinTroop 78 of Nanuet celebrates the achievements of three scouts; Matt DePaul from Suffern High School, Colin Myers from Suffern High School and Jon O’Neill from Clarkstown South High School. Each of the three boys have served the community and their troop for the past seven years learning lifelong skills and leadership that will carry them through life. DePaul’s Eagle project was the creation of a picnic area in Bon Aire Park in Suffern. DePaul utilized his fellow scouts and family friends to build picnic tables and benches that are enjoyed by the community. Myers Eagle project was Brooklands Park in Suffern, NY. The park was severely damaged during Hurricane Irene so Colin took this project on and added to it by refurbishing the grounds and riverfront. Myers replace old wood on benches and picnic table in addition to a park clean up of overgrown bushes and cleared paths so the park can once again be fully utilized. O’Neill’s project took place at Rockland Lake State Park in Valley Cottage. Walkers, joggers, bicyclists and more take advantage of the 3.2 mile path around the lake daily, in addition to the 4-acre Nature Center. O’Neill recognized the need to get information out to the visitors on hikes, trials and upcoming events and constructed two informational kiosks and the Nature Center.

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