Town of Greece Presents Proclamations and Medals

By on January 30, 2019

Two recognition ceremonies were held during the December 18, 2018 Greece Town Board meeting. 


Pictured are Girl Scout Gold Award Recipient Karlee Auld and her parents with the Greece Town Supervisor and Town Council members.

Karlee Auld, who has achieved the significant status of Gold Award in the Greece Girl Scout Troop, was presented and award. Very few complete all of the requirements needed to achieve this status, as it involves a great deal of planning and effort towards a community project. Karlee received the Gold Award for her efforts towards a project to create care packages to send to troops overseas and to also educate elementary children on the jobs that soldiers perform. In order to complete the project, Karlee spent several weeks visiting a 5th grade classroom and educating the children on the different jobs that soldiers perform. The students were also involved in writing letters and donating an item for the care packages. Karlee then reached out to different community organizations for care package donations and worked with friends, relatives, and co-workers to complete the care packages. Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich said, “I would like to congratulate Karlee on completing this project. The Town of Greece is proud of all you have accomplished!” 

Pictured are Eagle Scout Bailey Sykes and his father with the Greece Town Supervisor and Town Council members.

Pictured are Eagle Scout Bailey Sykes and his father with the Greece Town Supervisor and Town Council members.

A proclamation and medal was also presented to Bailey Sykes, who recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in Troop #195. Bailey installed three cedar benches in the Natural Burial section of Ascension Garden Cemetery. This project took over 250 hours to complete. A Butterfly Release Event in honor of First Responders was being held the day the benches were installed, and the people in attendance were able to enjoy the benches after the event. “It is an honor for me to recognize this hard working and determined young man who has shown that commitment and perseverance lead to success. Thank you for your dedication to a project that will be enjoyed by all who visit their loved ones at the cemetery,” Reiich said.

The Boy Scouts of America, one of the United States largest youth organizations, is dedicated to promoting self-reliance, courage, and patriotism among young men. The Eagle Scout Award is attained only after countless hours of hard work, sacrifice, and dedication to the scouting creed. For more information on the Boy Scouts of America, please visit their webpage 

With over 2.6 million members nation-wide, the Girl Scouts mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. The Girl Scout Gold Award is the most prestigious status a girl scout can attain and is achieved by following a rigorous 7-step community project process. For more information about the Girl Scouts, please visit their webpage 

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