As part of their anniversary celebration this fall, Boy Scout Troop 10 of Great Neck led by Scoutmaster Dr. Dwight Rosenstein planted a tree in one of the Great Neck parks. The tree was donated by the Udall’s Cove Preservation Committee (UCPC) as a thank you for Eagle projects performed by Troop 10 Scouts.
The young crepe myrtle tree was planted by the Scouts in the Jonathan L. Ielpi Firefighters Park on Grace Avenue. With guidance from Walter Mugdan, president of the UCPC, the Scouts prepared the area, removed the grass and dug the hole. The root ball was prepared to allow the roots to grow out, and fertilizer and water were given.
On hand for the ceremony were several elected officials from the Great Neck community. Legislator Ellen Birnbaum, Great Neck Plaza Mayor Jean Celender, Parks Superintendent Peter Renick and Parks Commissioners Daniel Nachmanoff, Frank Cilluffo and Robert Lincoln spoke about their appreciation of the Scouting program and the service Troop 10 has given to the community. The members of Troop 10 have pledged their continued involvement.