RELEASE: Gottheimer Honors Boy and Girl Scouts Who Achieved Highest Rank

Aug 29, 2023

Above: Gottheimer honors Fifth District Scouts.

TENAFLY, NJ — U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) held the annual Fifth District Scout Honor Ceremony to celebrate the achievements of Scouts who, after completing projects to support their community, have earned the highest rank of the Boy Scout and Girl Scout programs. 

“I am honored to celebrate the hard-earned achievements of all these Scouts who’ve attained the highest rank in the Scouting programs — the Boy Scout Rank of Eagle Scout and the Girl Scout Gold Award,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5). “Thank you to the young leaders — all of our Scouts here today — for your dedication to bettering our community and country. From your work supporting North Jersey families, veterans, students, and more, I see the same passion for service, community, and country that has fueled the Scouts for generations. I know you will all go forth and change the world.”

Gottheimer recognized 28 Scouts from across the Fifth District, acknowledging their projects and service to their communities.

This year’s Scouts completed projects including creating a buddy project to pair seniors in need with community members, collecting goods and donations for Ukraine, documenting the burial sites of our nation’s veterans, and many more.

Gottheimer was joined during the ceremony by Tenafly Mayor Mark Zinna, New Milford Councilmember Matt Seymour, and Director of Program for the Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey Loreana Kirschner.

This year’s Fifth District Eagle Scouts and Gold Award Girl Scouts include:

Andrew Long

Bosco Budelman

Gabriel Dunne

Gabriel Wouters

Nicolas Galgano

Liam Morley

Arnav Kalekar

Sofia Alvarez 

Anara Pollak

Caleigh Amano

David Meyer

Maeve Flynn

Finn Kristan

Lydia Han

Anushka Dhariwal

Lauren Zawadzki

Georgeena Gonedes

Caileigh Mapes

Hansa Suresh

Catherine Corrado

Claudia Ferenc

Kathryn Haig

Garrick Sandhusen

Lindsey Libenson

Ava Febre

Michael Spano

Ryan Tu

Paul Motoike

Sebastian Mendoza

Andrew Capuano

Andrew Mathews

Henry Rivera

Autumn Chiu

Brian Chen

Olivia Rocha Gold Award

Madelyn Fried

Patrick McNulty

Katelyn Dickson

Grace Zak

Griffin Stansel

Abigail Finan

Tyler Degnen

Grant Linardic

Mia Heid 

Abigail Boyle

Talia Gutnikov

William Feins

Gabriel Santomauro

Evan Camacho

Zoe Anderson

Sarah Cassell

Joseph Sneyers

Aidan Patton 

Joan Tristen 

Alexzander Mineo

George Hamilton

Porus Pavri

Harry Skountzos

Below: Gottheimer with Eagle and Girl Scouts. 


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