An Eagle at Bayport-Blue Point High School

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As a result of his dedication and successful completion of a complex community service project, Bayport-Blue Point High School senior Joe Barry has recently attained the prestigious title of Eagle Scout. 

For his project, Joe constructed a butterfly garden within the Blue Point Nature Preserve to provide a home for the multitudes of wildlife which reside within the nature preserves borders. Although the construction of the garden began this past August, the project has been in development for well over a year. According to Joe, the most work required for completing an Eagle Scout project is getting all of the prior approvals and paperwork collected before laying down the groundwork, which he was able to complete successfully with approval from the Suffolk County Council and Councilman Neil Foley. 

With assistance from volunteers from Troop 130, the Boy Scouts spent one day cleaning out the project site of plant material and dirt, while a masonry company provided the manpower needed to build the path in the garden. The project was finished after the scouts laid down the plant material and mulch, and installed a bench.

The goal of an Eagle Scout project is to provide something that improves or supports the community and surrounding area, and Joe was more than happy with how his project turned out. 

“The only things I would ask of the community would be to enjoy the garden, to respect it, and keep it clean along with the rest of the preserve,” he said.