On Sunday, June 12, Anthony Luciani of Troop 902, Woodbridge was awarded his Eagle Scout badge at a ceremony held at the Church of our Lady of Assumption. The rank of eagle is the highest level a boy scout can reach. It is only awarded to those boys who have demonstrated skills and proficiencies in such areas as first aid, camping, fitness, personal management, communications, citizenship, cooking, emergency preparedness, lifesaving, swimming, hiking,, and family life.
He must show character by living the scout law, and demonstrate leadership by holding positions of responsibility in the troop. Additionally, he must plan, organize and execute an eagle project that benefits the Town, and coordinate the Troop to help on the project. It is a huge accomplishment, and the path from scout to eagle may take eight years.
Tony’s project involved the construction of handicapped and wheelchair bound picnic tables and raised garden beds for the clients at Marrakesh. A longstanding volunteer at the New Haven Special Olympics, Tony was sensitive to the need. The construction was excellent. Marrakesh was so impressed, they gave Tony their Youth of the year award.
Besides scouting, Anthony has been a long standing member of the Amity High School band, orchestra, and unified theater. He sings in the choir at Our Lady of Assumption Church. He has worked during summers at Camp Sequassen, as kitchen staff. He likes cooking, fishing camping and hiking.
A graduate of Amity, Tony will enroll in Gateway Community College in the Fall to prepare for a career in the hospitality industry. He is also staying on in scouting as a troop leader. You can meet Tony at the regular Thursday meetings held at the First Church of Christ starting in the Fall.