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  • Friday, November 14, 2014

    Eagle Scout Candidate Helps Hastings-on-Hudson Legion Post

    HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. — After learning in the local news that the Hastings-on-Hudson’s American Legion Post was struggling financially, Zak Armacost rallied his own troops and made sure his local veterans were taken care of, the River Towns Daily Voice reported

    The 17-year-old Hastings-on-Hudson High School senior organized the renovation of Admiral Farragut Post 1195’s lower level for his Eagle Scout service project.

    “It was really nice to see the reaction of the veterans,” Armacost told reporter Dina Grace Zoe Sciortino.

    Post Commander James Pasanello and Scout Zak Armacost .

    Post Commander James Pasanello and Scout Zak Armacost. Photo by Scoutmaster Richard Saunderson.

    Scortino wrote that Armacost’s fellow Boy Scouts in Troop 2, Hastings-on-Hudson’s Cub Scout Pack 1, his family, neighbors and friends all helped put in more than 450 work hours and raised more than $4,000 in the last 10 weeks.

    They repainted the lower level, repaired two restrooms, re-tiled and installed new fixtures and rebuilt cabinetry and shelving.

    “I’m an ex-Boy Scout myself and I always did favors when I had the opportunity, so when I heard they wanted to do this I was thrilled,” Post Commander James Pasanello, a World War II veteran, told the reporter.

    Scoutmaster Richard Saunderson told the news outlet that this project is what Scouting is all about.

    “Everyone should recognize that Scouting stresses not just outdoor skills and community service, but developing leaders who can organize others, think on their feet, and run the show.”