Monday, February 29th, 2016

 The Morris County Board of Freeholders honored a new Eagle Scout at the board’s Feb. 24 meeting, lauding the member of Boy Scout Troop 236 in Schooley’s Mountain for his hard work and positive efforts in his community.

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(l/r) Freeholders Doug Cabana, Deborah Smith, Hank Lyon, Eagle Scout Tyler Longo, and Freeholders Kathy DeFillippo, John Cesaro, Christine Myers and Tom Mastrangelo

The freeholders presented a certificate of achievement to Eagle Scout Tyler Zachary Longo of the Budd Lake section of Mount Olive, who was joined his parents, Gloria and Pete, and scoutmaster Jim Maguire at the event, which was held to celebrate the positive achievements of this young county resident.

In presenting the certificate, the freeholders praised Tyler for his willingness to help others and for completing the service project that earned him the Eagle Scout rank.

“We are honored to present a certificate to this young man who is a future leader of our county,’’ said Freeholder Director Kathy DeFillippo. “The project this young man completed to become an Eagle Scout took a great deal time and commitment on his part.

Tyler Longo’s project consisted of creating some 40 bluebird houses that were placed on a site belonging to the New Jersey Land Conservancy and adjacent to a farm in Budd Lake. In addition to cultivating bluebirds, the birds also served as a means of pest control for the farm, helping to reduce pests that can destroy crops.