Turner Helps Induct Local Eagle Scouts
Congressman Bob Turner helped introduce two local Queens teenagers, Matthew and Thomas Caiazza of Troop 139, into the elite Eagle Scout fraternity. Turner lauded the new Eagle Scouts’ achievements at a ceremony held on Saturday, September 22, at the St. Helen’s School in Howard Beach.
“Matthew Caiazza and Thomas Caiazza have both met all of the necessary requirements to become Eagle Scouts. This is no easy task,” Turner told family, friends, and fellow scouts at the ceremony. “These two young men have demonstrated they have all the skills necessary to achieve a level of scouting that many do not.”
In honoring them, Turner spoke about how the skills they learned through scouting and the discipline they have displayed will make them the leaders of tomorrow as many Eagle Scouts have.
“Based on their hard work and determination, they are joining an elite fraternity,” Turner continued. “A fraternity that includes leaders in science and technology such as Neil Armstrong, leaders in politics such as former President Gerald Ford, sports heroes such as Hank Aaron, leaders in the arts like Steven Spielberg, legal advocates such as Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, and numerous other leaders in business, innovation, and politics. The skills these two new Eagle Scouts have mastered will help make them the leaders of tomorrow along with former Eagle Scouts who are the leaders of yesterday and today.”
Matthew and Thomas both completed a required Eagle Scout Project before induction.
Matthew’s Eagle Scout Project was sending care packages to U.S. Marines serving in Afghanistan. His project supplied over 100 boxes to our men and women serving overseas. Thomas’s Eagle Scout project was collecting new and used eyeglasses and hearing aids for the N.J. Lion’s Club which recycles them to the needy. Thomas collected over 650 eyeglasses and 19 pairs of hearing aids.