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Yorktown Boy Scout Earns Eagle Scout Rank

Yorktown council member Vishnu Patel presented a certificate to Eagle Scout Robert Athanasidy. Photo Credit: Vishnu Patel
A cake honored Yorktown's new Eagle Scout Robert Athanasidy. Photo Credit: Vishnu Patel
Yorktown Eagle Scout Robert Athanasidy, second from left, poses with fellow troop members at Saturday's ceremony. Photo Credit: Vishnu Patel

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A Yorktown Boy Scout was recognized Saturday for achieving the organization’s highest rank of Eagle Scout.

Robert Athanasidy of Troop 174 was awarded the rank in a ceremony at Grace Lutheran Church after completing his Eagle Scout Service Project, which is meant to demonstrate leadership while performing a project to benefit a local community organization.

For his project, Athanasidy worked with the Yorktown Historical Society to commemorate Revolutionary War landmarks in the town. At the site of a proposed monument in Downing Park, he raised funds for, designed and built an information kiosk with an enclosed display case. The project will be used by visitors for park and area trail information, historic sites, and current events.

Athanasidy is the 78th Eagle Scout in his troop's history. He currently studies engineering at Bucknell University.

Council member Vishnu Patel attended the ceremony to present a certificate to Athanasidy on behalf of the Town of Yorktown. Patel’s son was an Eagle Scout from Troop 165.

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