50 Mile Trek
Arrow of Light
Ad Altare Dei
Pope Pius XII
Junior Leader Training
Order of the Arrow
Assistant Senior Patrol Leader
EAGLE SCOUT #79
Bird Study Camping
Citizenship in the Community
Citizenship in the Nation
Citizenship in the World
Fish & Wildlife Mgmt
|A Message from the Eagle Scout
If I have learned anything throughout my years as a scout, it is that there is nothing greater than a sense of
accomplishment. It could be something as simple as pitching a tent, to as difficult as becoming an Eagle Scout. To
this day, I remember my first campout. It was a canoe trip. My friends and I learned how to set a tent and cook our
dinner. Most importantly, I will never forget the guidance that the older scouts gave us. My friends and I always
looked up to these scouts, hoping to one day be just like them. It was not until preparing for this eagle court that I
realized; I did it. It went by so quickly that I feel as though I didn't have time to let it all sink in. I am an Eagle Scout. I
have accomplished a goal that started when I was too young to sit in the front seat of a car, too young to stay up
past 9 on a weekday. I have proven to myself and others that anything is possible if you want it badly enough.
Scouting is not a hobby of mine, it is a passion. The difference is this; a hobby is something you do in your free time.
A passion is something that you make time for.
For the rest of my life I will remember what I have done and the people who have helped me do it. My next goal is for
the next generation of scouts to get the chance to read this one day in the not so distant future and understand
what I am trying to say. I hope their journey through scouts is as memorable as mine has been. I hope they always
see the light at the end of the day, when you ask yourself, "Why am I doing this?" whether it be cleaning a pot with
ice water in freezing weather, or sitting down writing what seems to be an endless pile of paperwork. My words of
advice to leave to everyone sitting here tonight is quite simple; reward cannot be given, only earned.
John Paul Carollo
|Eagle Project Description
|United Cerebral Palsy Children's Center 9 Smiths Lane
Commack, New York
My project consisted of a sitting and eating area for both students and faculty as well as reconstructing
an existing garden located around the flagpole of the school. The sitting area includes a handicap
accessible picnic table. This table is ADA approved and made of recycled aluminum alloy, giving it a
lifetime guarantee. The table is eight feet long on a six foot frame, providing room at the ends of the
table for wheelchair use. It is situated on an 8 x 16 foot patio, made of concrete pavers, located adjacent
to the existing flagpole area. A garden surrounds the cement flagpole area. The area is mulched with
cedar mulch and includes low maintenance, heat resistant perennials and hydrangeas.