Mahopac Scouts Hold Court of Honor

MAHOPAC, NY – Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell and other elected officials and community leaders attended Mahopac Boy Scout Troop 1’s annual Court of Honor breakfast held at the hall of the Italian American Club of Mahopac on Saturday, Feb. 3. The event recognized the achievements of the 11 troop members.

“The Scouts are such an important part of our community,” said Odell. “They volunteer for events and help other organizations while learning the skills that will help them through life.”

Recognized during the Court of Honor was: Jozef Bachleda, who advanced in rank to “Scout” and earned his Family Life Merit Badge; Max Head, who earned his Family Life Merit Badge; Kyle Link, who earned his Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge; Simeon Matute, who earned his Fishing Merit Badge; Michal Mazur, who earned his Family Life Merit Badge; Ryan Murphy who  advanced in rank to “First Class” and earned his Family Life and Personal Fitness Merit Badges; Jake Roberts, who advanced in rank to “Second Class;” Tommy Rumore, who earned his Communication Merit Badge; Christopher Suscal, who advanced in rank to “Tenderfoot” and  earned his Family Life Merit Badge; Joseph Trombetta,  who earned his Camping and Citizenship in the Community Merit Badges; and Michael Vaccaro, who earned his Family Life Merit Badge.

Photo Caption: Mahopac Boy Scout Troop 1 with Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell and other elected officials following the Court of Honor Breakfast held on Saturday, Feb. 3.

Staff and students of the Putnam County Youth Bureau programs meet with New York State Legislators during the 17th Annual ANYSYB Youth Leadership Forum in Albany

The Putnam County Youth Bureau attended the Youth Leadership Forum in Albany from Monday, February 5 until Tuesday, February 6, 2018.
In attendance were Janeen Cunningham, Youth Bureau Executive Director, Casandra Barcavage, Youth Program Specialist, Dana Foley, Youth Program Specialist,
Teresa Carlin, Brewster High School student, Brian McElroy, Kennedy Catholic High School student, John DeMuro, Mahopac High School student, Valerie Simpri, Brewster High School student.

Youth Bureau staff and Putnam County students met with elected officials; Senator Murphy, Senator Serino, Assemblyman Kevin Bryne and Assemblywoman Sandra Galef.
The youth educated the elected officials about the importance of youth programming in Putnam County and the programs they are involved in through the Youth Bureau.