Scout from Kenmore Community Club-based Cub Scout pack rises to Eagle Scout
Joseph Riggio began his Scouting career in 2010 as Tiger Cub in the first grade. He continued on with Cub Scout Pack 622, which met for several years at the Kenmore Community Club.
He completed Cub Scouts having earned the Arrow of Light, the highest award in cub scouting, before graduating to Boy Scout troop 582 (now Scouts USA) in 2015. Since then, Joseph earned 38 merit badges, 13 of which were required for Eagle.
He held positions of leadership, as is required for an Eagle Scout, serving two terms as Senior Patrol Leader, which included implementing a complete modification to the structure of patrols and patrol assignments for 20 Scouts. Joseph also was a staff leader at the Scout's National Youth Leadership Training sessions.
Another of the requirements for Eagle Scout is to plan and fully coordinate a service project. Joseph coordinated with the Northlake Lutheran Church to remove trash and overgrowth from the fence at the back of the parking lot, in preparation for repairing and painting the fence. This church has also provided space for a homeless camp and the overgrowth removal has made the area more visibly appealing and safer for members and visitors. This project earned Joseph the Presidential Service award for over 200 hours service to his community.