(Marcy, NY – Feb. 2013) The Marcy Town Park now has a newly installed flagpole thanks to Zachary Tauss, 17, of Marcy. It was his Eagle Scout project. Through the delegation of his team and determination, his project was a success, and fulfills the community service requirement needed for advancing to Eagle Scout rank. Eagle is the pinnacle of achievement and leadership in Scouting.
When asked about his project Tauss said, “Although being a leader can be stressful at times, it is also very rewarding. After everything was done I just looked at all the hard work my peers and I did. It was a great feeling to see what we accomplished. ”
Tauss and his team of Scouts, parents, and adult leaders gathered all the necessary materials and worked diligently on this flagpole and landscaping project for 178 hours. All of the materials were funded by the Town of Marcy and a flag was donated by Congressman Richard Hanna. The project totaled at $1143.
Achieving Eagle rank is never easy, but for every Scout that receives his badge, it is a defining moment he will remember for the rest of his life. When asked about what being an Eagle means to him, Tauss said, “Being an Eagle Scout is a big deal to me. It’s an unsung accolade that enables two complete strangers to have trust in one another. Being an Eagle is something that will stay with me for the rest of my life. ”
Tauss currently attends Whitesboro High School. In the future he plans to attend SUNY IT for two years then transfer to RIT to complete his bachelor’s degree. He will study to become a computers software engineer.