Two Caseys can now add another prestigious title to the list of their accomplishments: Eagle Scout. This year, junior Andrew Lennert and senior Domenico Manzo earned the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program. Only four percent of Boy Scouts are granted this rank after a lengthy review process.
Andrew, a member of the RBC wrestling team, has been part of Boy Scout Troop #129 in Old Bridge for six years. During that time he completed various good citizenship projects including the cleaning up of community parks, assisting Superstorm Sandy victims and visiting retirement homes. His idea for his Eagle Scout project was the relocation of a Vietnam Memorial at Carl Sandburg Middle School in Old Bridge. He planned the entire project to move the memorial a more visible spot, coordinated with a local landscaper, set up the schedule for all the contractors and oversaw the completion of the project. Andrew, who has followed in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps in achieving Eagle Scout ranking, said “We have done many projects that have helped better our community. Scouting is an experience that has taught me dozens of skills I will use for the rest of my life.”
Domenico worked with the Lincroft Fire Company to locate and mark fire hydrants in their responding area to make them more visible. During fire emergencies, time is critical and locating nearby hydrants can be difficult, especially at night or during adverse weather conditions. With the increased visibility thanks to Domenico’s help, fire crews can eliminate precious time spent locating hydrants and focus on the saving of lives and property.
Congratulations to these two Caseys who demonstrate what it means to live the Red Bank Catholic mission of dedication to community service.