Congratulations of the highest order are given to Adam Caragine of Boy Scout Troop 371 in Mahopac for successfully completing the requirements necessary to earn the Boy Scouts of America’s highest rank, that of an Eagle Scout.
Achieving this rank is truly an accomplishment, Adam, and one you will undoubtedly consider a significant milestone in your life. Only five percent of young men involved in Scouting ever achieve the rank of Eagle. You soar among a select few.
Your service project, the beautification of the entrance area of the William Koehler Memorial Senior Center in Mahopac where you planted shrubs and evergreens, will be a longtime reminder to the seniors who frequent their center of your thoughtfulness and concern for their surroundings.
Planning the project, getting the necessary approvals, seeking volunteers and donations, learning to delegate, and overseeing those involved in taking your plan and making it a reality, were key lessons learned and ones that will undoubtedly serve you well at the University of South Carolina as well as throughout your life.
Through Scouting, Adam, you have learned much about nature, citizenship, personal fitness and management and emergency preparedness. Every merit badge you earned has presented you with insights to the worlds within these categories but most importantly, Scouting has taught you about yourself. There is no merit badge or particular award for that. However, knowing oneself, recognizing your strengths and using them wisely will also serve you well throughout your life.
You have done exceedingly well, Adam. I am honored to sign my hand to this Proclamation and to offer you the congratulations of the entire County of Putnam.
MaryEllen Odell, Putnam County Executive
June 15, 2013