Above: Gottheimer honors Fifth District Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.
HACKENSACK — 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 earned the highest rank attainable in the Scouting programs — the Boy Scout Rank of Eagle Scout and the Girl Scout Gold Award,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer. “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 27 Scouts from throughout the Fifth District, acknowledging their projects and work within their communities.
This year’s Scouts completed projects supporting our veterans by creating new memorials, designing new spaces where students can be educated, installing equipment to keep their town safe in winter months, and much more.
Gottheimer was joined during the ceremony by Paramus Councilman Ace Antonio, Hackensack Councilman Gerard Carroll, Boy Scouts of America Sr. District Executive Ludmilla Perez, Midland Park United Methodist Church Pastor Kyu Tae Pak Scout leaders, and Boy & Girl Scouts as well as their family and friends.
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