Thursday, February 9, 2012

Eagle Scout

Franklin Square resident and Boy Scout Nick Ferreiro, of Troop 485, received the Eagle Scout Award — the highest honor of the Boy Scouts — on Jan. 8 at 3 p.m., at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in New Hyde Park.

Ferreiro, a student at Syracuse University, with an interest in broadcasting and sports reporting, began his Scout career as a member of Cub Scout Pack 485, based in Franklin Square, earning his Arrow of Light and then graduating to Troop 485 in February 2004. He then earned 35 merit badges as a Boy Scout, which includes 21 required Eagle Scout badges, and held several leadership positions within the troop, including Senior Patrol Leader. He is currently Troop 485’s Assistant Scoutmaster.

Ferreiro’s Eagle Scout project included a revamping and reorganization of his church youth group’s sports equipment. He also wrote programs on how to use all of the equipment and games that could be played.

Among various projects in 2011, Ferreiro participated with fellow Scouts on a clean-up project for the Tanglewood Preserve Science Center in Rockville Centre. Troop 485, which has been located in Franklin Square for nearly 40 years and is hosted by the Wesley United Methodist Church, includes members from Franklin Square and West Hempstead.

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