New Eagle Scouts provide more than 200 hours of community service each

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With two months to go, the Leatherstocking Council of Boy Scouts of America is proud to announce that the Class of 2022 of Eagle Scouts provided their towns and cities with an average of 202 hours of community service each.

The Leatherstocking Council has seen a five-year rolling average of 64 new Eagle Scouts emerge from its membership each year. So far this year, 31 Eagle Scouts have led volunteer teams to give 6,267 hours of service to a variety of nonprofit and community organizations. This represents an average increase in community service hours of 4%.

The top 10 Eagle Scout community service projects ranked by volunteer hours so far this year are:

• Matthew Bongiovanni of Chittenango, repair and donation of musical instruments, 493 hours, made Eagle on March 1st.

• Andrew Albach of Chittenango, trash enclosure for Camp Evergreen YMCA, 443 hours, does Eagle on Jan. 24.

• Christian Valentine from Lauens, outrigger canoes from the Morris school, 418 hours, made Eagle on 18 March.

• Floyd Brownell of Chittenango, Clear Path Little Free Library and dog training stools, 372 hours, made Eagle May 16.

• Jordan Russell of Chittenango, Over the Rainbow Pre-School playground upgrade, 293 hours, did Eagle on July 18.

• Clifford Artis of Sidney, Sidney Community Garden, 258 hours, did Eagle on April 22.

• Jonathyn Langone of Rome, Rome UMC Missions Room, 245.5 hours, does Eagle on June 27.

• Hamilton’s Samuel Larson, Shapiro Reserve Stairs, 244 Hours, makes Eagle March 21.

• Jenna Deep of Waterville, Little Free Library of Clinton, 200 hours, made Eagle on January 18.

The Class of 2022 will be honored on Sunday, January 8 at the Leatherstocking Council’s annual Eagle Scout Appreciation Dinner. Seating is limited to Eagles and their families; however, sponsors can be seated with an Eagle interested in pursuing a career in their industry for a $500 tax-deductible donation. There is room for 10 sponsors.

Contact Volunteer Dinner Coordinator Tim Crossway for more details by calling 315-982-7356 or emailing [email protected]

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