Four members of Southold Scout Troop 6 were honored with the highest ranking in Scouting on Sunday.

Noah Berry, Jack Gosinski, Michael Lukak and Joseph Zuhorski were officially named Eagle Scouts at the Eagle Scout Court of Honor in the Southold American Legion, Surrounded by family, fellow Scouts and local dignitaries. All four boys were students at Southold High School.

Each Scout received a proclamation and recognition from Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski (D-Peconic), Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell and other local elected officials, who commended these “Tomorrow Leaders” for their dedication, perseverance over the years and community service.

Eagle Scout honors require years of involvement and active leadership, as well as the planning, development, and execution of service projects to benefit a religious institution, school, or its community.

Below is a breakdown of each Eagle Scout project:

• Noah Berry wants to create a bike path in Southold for students who do not participate in after school sports. After months of negotiating with Southold Town, he learned they hadn’t set aside land for the bike lane. He then contacted the Peconic Land Trust, who were very keen to build a multi-use trail at Riverhead on their land, east of Reeves Farm. Noah leads volunteers ranging in age from 5 to 85 through multiple large heaths, dense scrub, tall grass and invasive species. The trail was cut by hand without power tools to minimize the impact on local wildlife. 3 miles of trails will be used for hiking and biking.

• Jack Goscinski provided the Southold Fire Department with Palmer’s Fire Behavior “Dollhouse” for training firefighters in the fire runner. These models resemble real-life houses and, when on fire, create fire paths similar to actual fires, which can be studied and examined during training sessions. Jack assisted and supervised Boy Scouts and Firefighters to build four Palmer boxes and then organized a training session. He also produced a medical information leaflet and mailed it to every residence in the Southold Fire District.

• Michael Lucak built a bike rack and installed a bike repair station at Town Beach in Southold Town. Before installation, he worked with Southold Town representatives to choose the best location for the bike racks used by beachgoers, and the repair station was equipped with tools for the public to repair bikes.

• Joseph Zuhoski designed and created a rosary pathway at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Cutchogue to provide visitors with a quiet and peaceful space to pray for their loved ones. He consulted with representatives of RC Church of the Sacred Heart on the design, then led volunteers to install the walking rosary. Each stepping stone represents a rosary on the rosary. Inside the walkway is a life-size statue of Mary surrounded by decorative rose bushes and dwarf boxwood. There are two pink granite memorial benches on the outside of the sidewalk for visitors to sit.

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