WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Last week the Borough Council saluted two young men who achieved the highest rank in Boy Scouting - Eagle Scout.

“Not often do we have the opportunity to recognize two Eagle Scouts in one evening,” said Mayor Keith Kazmark, before noting the accomplishments of Zachary Fitzgerald and Granger Mitchell and providing each with a proclamation.

The Eagle Scout Rank is the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America, established in 1910 to build character, train Scouts in the responsibilities of participating citizenship and to develop personal fitness.

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Zachary Fitzgerald, son of Scott and Barbara Fitzgerald, is a member of Boy Scout Troop 8 and 2017 graduate of Passaic Valley High School.

He completed the requirements of and was examined by the Eagle Scout Board of Review. Fitzgerald’s achievement was recognized at an Eagle Scout “Court of Honor” on May 18. where the Eagle Scout Oath was administered by Passaic County Freeholder John W. Bartlett.

Zachary’s Eagle Scout project was undertaken for the Alfred H. Baumann Free Public Library. He built a portable Story Walk – 25 outdoor stands that have been used to display children’s stories (literally, books taken apart) adjacent to the library and along walking routes in the borough.

In addition to Boy Scouts, Zachary has also participated in the Boys State program, which educates youths about the structure and function of government.

Granger Mitchell, son of Andrew and Jo-Anne Mitchell, is also a member of Boy Scout Troop 8 and 2017 graduate of Passaic Valley High School. He completed the requirements of and was examined by the Eagle Scout Board of Review.Mitchell’s achievement was recognized at an Eagle Scout “Court of Honor” on May 18. where the Eagle Scout Oath was administered by Passaic County Freeholder John W. Bartlett.

Granger's Eagle Scout project was to renovate the Forge adjacent to the historic Dey Mansion in Wayne which served as General George Washington’s headquarters in 1780 during the Revolutionary War.

In addition to Boy Scouts, Granger has also participated in the “Hey Jude” concert fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and in the Boys State program.