On June 13, 2010 Troop 56 held an Eagle Ceremony at the GC Community Church honoring three inductees:
Kenny Parizek, John Albonetti,
and Robert Pena.
These Eagle Scouts engaged in significant community service activities during the past five years and below is a summary of their respective Eagle Scout Projects.
– The focus of Kenny’s project was the Cradle of Aviation, a non-profit organization that relies heavily on the work of volunteers. Working with Seamus Keane, the props director at the museum, and his fellow scouts Kenny was able to restore one of the workshops located in an old hangar. After the room had been completely cleared out and repainted, two work benches and peg board walls for organizing tools were built and installed in the room. Kenny also conducted a collection of cans and jars from the community to be used for sorting and storing the large assortment of screws and other small parts that are needed to restore the mannequins and props that are used through out the year at the museum. The project was a great success as Kenny exhibited excellent leadership and this project will greatly aid the meseum and ease the work of those who volunteer their time.
– John’s project entailed various cleaning-up and organizing tasks around the Garden City Historical Society. As a non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers, the GC Historical Society often does not have the means to complete certain projects to maintain and upgrade the grounds. Additionally, the inside of the building had been damaged when the building was moved to its current location and it required repairs. John demonstrated great leadership as he directed his fellow Boy Scouts in weeding and mulching a garden, cleaning the kitchen area, vacuuming and removing debris in upstairs rooms. Following completion of the project, John attended a Board Meeting of the GC Historical Society and presented them with a check of $430 representing donatins he collected in furtherance ofhis project.
– Robert’s project was directed toward the benefit of terminally ill children at Schneider Children’s Hospita, under the care of Operation Child Life. The actual rudiments of the endeavor included the construction of a cabinet for a treatment room in the hospital, as well as the collection of books in English and Spanish for the children themselves. This effort required a true demonstration and utilization of Robert’s skills as a leader, communicator and administrator.