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Yorktown Brothers Make Rank of Eagle Scout

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Eagle Scouts Alexander and Joseph Gerstle are joined at the ceremony by Yorktown Councilman Vishnu Patel, parents Robert and Doreen Gerstle and Scoutmaster Jose Prosper. Credits: Vishnu Patel
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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Brothers Alexander and Joseph Gerstle, members of Boy Scouts of America Troop 267, were officially promoted to the rank of Eagle Scout this past weekend.

To become an Eagle Scout, Alexander earned 48 merit badges and served his troop in a variety of leadership roles. He also completed a major community service project—the restoration of an observation dock railing and a handicap ramp to an activity building, both at Croton Point Park. The dock and ramp were destroyed during Superstorm Sandy.

Joseph earned 27 merit badges and also served his troop in leadership roles. His community service project entailed building a 60-foot ramp, called a puncheon, to cover a muddy part of the trail at Hilltop Hanover Farm. This was designed to help hikers stay on the trail after a rain.

Alexander and Joseph are students at Yorktown High School.

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