On Sun., May 15, four scouts of Hanover Township Troop 155 received their Eagle Awards at an Eagle Court of Honor held at The Hanover Township Recreation Center. The new Eagle Scouts are Eric Kahn, 16, of Cedar Knolls, Nicholas Zarras, 18, of Cedar Knolls, Joseph Gigantino, 16, of Whippany, and
Daniel Rubin, 18, of Whippany.
Requirements to earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout include being active in the troop for a period of six months as a Life Scout, have a position of leadership in the troop, earn a total of 21 merit badges with 13 of those specifically designated, plan, develop and give leadership in a service project helpful
to any religious institution, school or community.
Kahn’s project was to build metal reinforced wood shelves for his synagogue Library at B’nai Or in Morristown. Books were sorted and organized for the new shelves. Kahn is a sophomore at Whippany Park High School.
Zarras’s project was to design and build a shed with two windows, two doors, siding and shingles for a duplex home being built by Morris Habitat for Humanity in Morristown. Zarras is a senior at Whippany Park High School.
Gigantino’s project was to beautify the grounds of his church, Our Lady of Mercy Church in Whippany. He planted two perennial flower beds and installed two recycled plastic benches. Gigantino is a sophomore at Seton Hall Preparatory School.
Rubin’s project was to beautify the grounds of Employment Horizon’s in Cedar Knolls which is a not-for-profit agency that provides employment, job training and placement for people with disabilities. In his project five areas of the grounds were greatly improved with new bushes, flowering and other plants.