Written by Catherine Galioto
A Brick Memorial High School senior will celebrate his Eagle Scout status in a special award ceremony Jan. 18.
Steven Lombardi of Boy Scout Troop 33, Brick, will join the top echelon of scouts for having completed a community service project and 21 merit badges — a feat that less than four percent of Boy Scouts accomplish.
Lombardi will receive the scout's highest honor of Eagle Scout at a special ceremony in St. Paul's Church, Brick.
For his community service project, he built an archery range in Wall's YMCA campus, digging out an area and installing a berm and ropes. The land needed to be cleared as well, in a time-consuming project that will now offer a recreation option for the sport of archery at the YMCA.
Here is the complete announcement from Maria Cardone, Troop 33 Membership Coordinator:
"Steven Lombardi of Boy Scout Troop 33, Brick, will be awarded Eagle Scout status at a ceremony on Saturday, January 18, 2014, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. About 4% of all Boy Scouts attain the rank of Eagle — entailing earning 21 merit badges and successfully completing a community service project.
For his Eagle project, Steven chose to help the YMCA Camp Zhender located in Wall, building an archery range which included clearing the land, installing a berm and roping off the area.
Steven joined scouting at the age of 6 at St. Dominic’s Church with Pack 19. He earned the Light of Christ Award and Arrow of Light. He crossed into Boy Scout Troop 33 in 2007. He held the positions as Scribe, Den Chief, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Senior Patrol Leader and Instructor. He entered into the Order of the Arrow in 2010.
Steven attended National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) in March of 2010 and the National Scout Jamboree at The Summit Bechtel National Scout Reserve in West Virginia in the summer of 2013. Steven earned 30 Merit Badges that will earn him a Bronze Palm with his Eagle Scout Award.
Steven is a senior at Brick Memorial High school and will be attending Ocean County College in the fall of 2014 to study Computer Science and Technology. He is the son of Jennifer and Charles Lombardi of Brick.
Troop 33 is proud of Steven Lombardi for earning the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts, the Eagle Scout Award."