Boy Scouts Send a Clear Message


When local Boy Scout Troop 406 saw an opportunity to volunteer in the community, they jumped at the chance. Old signs in front of Stimson Middle School, warning that drugs kill more than people, they kill the community, had finally begun to give way to both time and weather. Troop 406 jumped into action this summer. Local resident and contractor Mike Liegey, a Walt Whitman graduate class of 1979, volunteered his time to teach the scouts safe and proper use of tools and allowed them the use of his workshop to construct 2 large 3’ x 7’ signs.

A big thank you to troop 406 for setting a great example of community service. Scouts listed alphabetically are: Justin Baack, Philip (PJ) Skop-Bruno, Zachary Bruno, Kenny Burton, William Burton, Timothy Canavan, Thomas Ciravolo, Steven Ciravolo, Richard Dreusike, Frankie Giarrizzo, Michael Giarrizzo, Peter Globuschutz, Antonio Guerrierri, Ethan Heather, Mason Kraese, Estaban Lopez, Michael Maniscalco, Andrew (AJ) Martin, Jack Marx, Michael O’ Donohoe, Mikal Oltedal, Anthony Padinha, Andrew Ramsland, John (JJ) Rocks, Steven Schnittger, Michael Schultz, Jack Spessard, Justin Thorne, Christian Vollmer, and Liam Vollmer. Troop Scoutmaster is Ken Burton. 

Joining Troop 406 at the new sign installation is front to back-left to right:  Stimson Principal, Faye Robins; Schools Superintendent, Dave Bennardo; School BOE Trustee, Chad Lupinacci; Scout Committee Chair, Susan Rock; Suffolk County Scouting Commissioner, Nick Russotto; and Assistant Scoutmaster, Charles Ciravolo. Right side of photo- right to left: Troop 406 Scoutmaster, Ken Burton; artistic consultant, Sue Burton; Stimson Assistant Principal,  Anthony Sansotta;  Assistant Scoutmaster, Chris Baack; and Stimson Administrative Dean, Steven Kellerman.