ROSELAND, NJ - Joshua John Krasner of Roseland was honored by the Borough of Roseland Council for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout and inducted as a cadet in the Roseland Volunteer Fire Department at the council’s meeting on Tuesday.

Krasner is a scout in Caldwell Troop 3. In a proclamation, Roseland Mayor John Duthie praised Krasner and the Boy Scouts of America for promoting good citizenship and community involvement. He cited several instances in which Boy Scouts help serve municipalities, including parades and charity drives. Krasner was rewarded with a certificate commemorating his achievements.

“We want to thank Joshua for his dedication and the services he has performed,” Duthie said. “It’s great to see local boys [from Troop 3] attain the rank of Eagle Scout.”

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Eagle Scout is the highest rank awarded by the Boy Scouts of America organization. Eagle Scouts must obtain 21 merit badges in areas such as first aid, citizenship in the community, communication, cooking, personal fitness and emergency preparedness, among other categories. The scout must obtain multiple recommendations from adults, as well as complete a service project that benefits the scout’s home community.

Krasner’s project was the creation of two three-bin composting systems. One was installed at the Essex County Environmental Center in Roseland, while the other was installed at Branch Brook Park in Newark.

“I just want people to know how proud I am of him and how much he contributes to the community,” Joshua’s father Randy Krasner said.

Joshua Krasner was also inducted into the Roseland Volunteer Fire Department, as a cadet.