Parkside Council recently presented a proclamation to borough resident Joseph Winiarski for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.
Winiarski is the son of Joseph and Susan Winiarski and is a graduate of Sun Valley High School. He is a member of Scout troop #493, Christ United Methodist Church in Brookhaven, and passed his Eagle Scout Court of Honor earlier this year at the Media Courthouse.
He will attend Temple University in the fall to study nursing and hopes to become a trauma and emergency room nurse and later a nurse anesthetist.
For his Eagle Scout project, Winiarski designed, constructed and painted a pipe railing at the Woodlot on Park Vallei Lane.
“Eagle Scout is an achievement and a goal,” reads the Council proclamation. “To be an Eagle Scout is a responsibility. Future Eagle Scouts will give their full measure to live up to the ideals you have. Parkside commends and thanks you for your dedication to scouting and for your contribution to this community.”
Wniarski began scouting at age 11 and throughout the years has earned numerous merit badges and commendations, among them the Arrow of Light and World Conservation Award. Winiarski also was named to the Ordeal Member of the Order of the Arrow and served as assistant senior patrol leader and as a troop guide.
Winiarski expressed appreciation to people who helped him with his project including his parents and Paul and David Sykes; leaders and scouts of Troop 493, especially Bill Smith, Andrew Prince, Dan Jones, Chris Ryback, Dawn Alonso and Allysia Murphy; the Carr family, and Parkside Council President Doug Bull.