New York Sash is proud to announce that Connor Hayes, our summer installation intern and son of owners Scot and Jill Hayes, has achieved the prestigious Eagle Scout Rank from the Leatherstocking Council Boy Scouts of America. Connor is the great grandson of former Council President John W. Hayes and was recently recognized at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony at Camp Kingsley.
“I spent so much of my life here completing merit badges, camping, learning life lessons and making lifelong friends, Camp Kingsley has become my second home and I couldn’t think of a more appropriate place to do this.” Connor said.
At the Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony Connor received his Eagle Scout medal and official certificate of completion from BSA’s national headquarters.
After taking the sacred Eagle Scout Oath along with several other Eagle Scout alumni, Connor took a moment to recognize his parents Scot and Jill Hayes, as well as several family members and friends who served as mentors and supported him along his Scouting journey.
The Eagle Scout honor recognizes the service, leadership and groundbreaking accomplishments of young men like Connor who have collectively earned more than 30,000 merit badges and provided an estimated 130,000 hours of community service amidst a global pandemic.
Becoming An Eagle Scout
To become an Eagle Scout, a person must earn a minimum of 21 merit badges, complete a large community service project, and take on leadership roles in their troop or community.
Connor completed all of the requirements for BSA’s highest rank earlier this year. His Eagle Scout Community Service Project, the final requirement, was completed at the Root Farm where Connor led a team of volunteers to build picnic tables in memory of Michael T. Grant, a longtime carpenter at New York Sash.
Since the inception of the Eagle Scout rank in 1911, only four percent of Scouts have earned it and only after a lengthy review process. The Eagle Scout rank has been earned by over 2.5 million youth.
The Eagle Scout Oath:
On my honor, I will do my best, to do my duty to God.
On my honor, I will do my best, to do my duty to my country.
I reaffirm my allegiance to the three promises of the Scout Oath.
I thoughtfully recognize and take upon myself the obligations and responsibilities of the rank of Eagle Scout.
On my honor, I will do my best to make my training an example, and make my rank and influence strongly count for better scouting and for better citizenship, in my troop, in my community, and in my contact with other people, regardless of race, color, or creed.
To this, I pledge my sacred honor.
Congratulations Connor on this outstanding achievement!