2008-05-09 / Community

Boys Scouts Of America Honors Carrubba

An Eagle Scout Story

Boys Scouts OfAmerica Honors Carrubba

The Boys Scouts of America honored Steven J. Carrubba of Eagle Scout Troop 446, on Sunday, April 6, at the Fort Hamilton Officer's Club in Brooklyn.

Carrubba began his scouting career in 1999 as a Tiger Cub in St. Helen's Parish scouting program. In 2000, he transferred to Pack 504 in Brooklyn, where he earned his Wolf, Bear and Webelo rank. When Pack 504 folded in 2003, Carrubba transferred to Troop 446. Since then, he has earned the Cub Scouting highest honor, the Arrow of Light; received the Parvuli Dei Medal; and began working his way through each rank. He has participated in many Troop Community Service Projects; the NYC Walk for Multiple Sclerosis; and various food, clothing and blood drives undertaken by the troop.

Carrubba, with his troop, has hiked on the Appalachian Trail to West Mountain; the Long Path and Shore Trails to Camp Alpine; the Belt Parkway Trail to Rockaway Beach; and in August 2007, completed a 30 mile - 3 day, 2 night - hike on the Appalachian Trail. His love for hiking has earned him the Hiking Merit Badge.

Members of Troop and Pack 446
In addition, he has attended Scout summer camp at the Ten Mile River Scout Reservation four years in a row; earned seven merit badges at Eagle Camp; and earned his Brown Knot Award.

In 2006, Carrubba sat down with the National Park Service Park Ranger at Gateway National Recreation Area to outline a plan for the restoration of park benches in Riis Beach. With the support of his parents, and help from over 50 members of Pack and Troop 446, 20 oceanside benches were repaired and repainted.

He also has many accomplishments outside of scouting. He was named Block Captain of the Belle Harbor Home Owners Association; won the Citywide Storytelling contest; had a poem published; and began ushering at St. Frances de Sales Church. As a Poly Prep Middle School student, Carrubba won the Bearns Public Speaking contest two consecutive years; achieved Magna Cum Laude in Latin; and was awarded the Marjorie Bull Award for academic excellence.

Currently a freshman at Townsend Harris High School, Carrubba has earned a place on the Principal's and Chancellor's Honor Roll. He is also one the few freshmen to be inducted into the Archon Honor Society, which recognizes academics and community service. In addition to the various activities, Carrubba is a member of the school Senate, Chess Club and volleyball and fencing teams.

Steven Carrubba speaks during ceremony.
Shown is Carrubba with his parents and the scoutmaster.

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