Tamarac Graduate Obtains Eagle Scout Rank

Bobby Simmons with Rensselaer County Exec Kathy Jimino Congratulations to Tamarac Class of 2017 Alum Bobby Simmons who recently achieved Eagle Scout Rank in Troop 2537.

In his letter to Bobby, Tamarac Secondary Principal Richard Pogue wrote, “Accomplishments like this take commitment, a commitment that requires much of the individual scout. You have made conscious choices to do all the things that were necessary to attain this rank. You could have stopped at any time, chosen not to continue with this goal and done many other things with your time and energy, but you chose to pursue this goal, a goal that few scouts attempt and fewer scouts achieve. May the perseverance and tenacity that you have displayed in your pursuit of the rank of Eagle Scout carry with you as you pursue your goal at Hudson Valley Community College to be an electrician.”

Only four percent of Boy Scouts will become an Eagle Scout, achieving the rank requires years of work and a minimum of 21 merit badges. For his community service project, Bobby made repairs and updated the outdoor pavilion at the Brunswick Elks, as well as organized the Elks spring clean up to refresh the grounds after winter.