Joseph Semmel received his Eagle Scout award May 4 for his project to have a new walkway and patio built in Leicester Village Park.
Leicester Scout earns Eagle award
LEICESTER — Joseph Semmel received his Eagle Scout award May 4, during an Eagle Court of Honor at the Leicester Village Park.
Joseph, a member of Leicester Troop 85, earned the award March 7 for his project to have a new walkway and patio built in Leicester Village Park. The project extends from the road to the gazebo.
During the ceremony, members of Troop 85, sponsored by York/Leicester Kiwanis, presented the colors. The Master of Ceremonies was Caleb Nellis. Assistant Scoutmaster Don Kane represented the Troop. Francine LoVerde did the Invocation and Benediction. Former Scoutmaster, and Joey’s uncle, Todd Lubanski did the Eagle Charge. Members of Troop 85 did the Trail to Eagle.
Special guest speakers included Wendy Garagozzo who spoke about Joey’s Eagle project and state Assemblyman Bill Nojay who presented Joey with a special citation. Joey’s sister, Erica Semmel read “One in One Hundred.”
Joey presented his parents, Rob and Lisa Semmel, with pins. His father put the Eagle Scout neckerchief on Joey and his mother presented him with the Eagle Scout Badge. Joey also presented Don Kane and Jim Kane with special mentors pins.
Joey has been active in Scouting since he was 7 years old. He has received two religious awards for Scouting, two citizenship awards in middle school, and has been in high honors and honors during middle school and high school. He received a Livingston County Youth Bureau/Board Teen Recognition Award in 2011.
In the community, Joey has helped Kiwanis with chicken barbecues, Election Night Ham dinners, the York Field Days beverage booth, and the club’s food booth at the Letchworth Arts & Crafts Show and Sale. He has also helped with the annual Leicester Village Clean up, and raking leaves in the fall as both a Cub Scout and a Boy Scout.
Joey has also had his own lawn mowing business and held down part time jobs.