Senator Charles Fuschillo, R-Merrick, and Assemblyman David McDonough, R-North Merrick, recently honored Merrick resident Alexander Eagen on earning the rank of Eagle Scout.
Eagen, a member of Troop 225, spent years working towards scouting’s highest honor. He earned 31 different merit badges, was named his troop’s“Scout of the Year” three times, and volunteered more than 500 hours of community service over the last four years.
Eagen also organized and performed a community service which involved blazing trails, cleaning up, and replanting trees at Faith Laursen Meroke Preserve in Merrick, which was heavily damaged during Hurricane Sandy.
“Alex Eagen is an extraordinary young man who achieved something only a select few ever accomplish, earning the rank of Eagle Scout," Fuschillo said. "It is a special honor, but it is even more special for Alex because of the obstacles he overcame to earn it."