Yorktown's Weitman Promoted to Eagle Scout


YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown High School junior Ryan Neal Weitman has been named the 76th Eagle Scout from Troop 165.

Weitman’s troop is based out of the Yorktown Presbyterian Church on Route 202, where his Eagle Scout Ceremony was held Sunday, Nov. 5.

During his ceremony, Weitman also earned a bronze palm and a gold palm because he earned 31 merit badges, which is 10 more than is required for eagle. The bronze palm is for getting to 26 badges and the gold palm is for getting to 31 badges.

Sign Up for E-News

He also earned during his Scouting career the Ad Altare Dei emblem, which is a Catholic religious emblem award that also is above and beyond the requirements to become an Eagle.

For his Eagle Scout project, Weitman renovated the storage room for the Midnight Run at St. Patrick’s Church in Yorktown. The renovations included taking down existing shelves, patching and painting the walls, and putting up a new, more efficient shelving system. He also built a movable storage unit for hot cocoa and coffee and participated on an actual Midnight Run bringing food, water, and clothing to the homeless in New York City. The beneficiary of this project, Maryanne Harkins, was at the ceremony and presented him with a framed certificate of appreciation from Monsignor Joseph Giandurco from St. Patrick’s Church.

“When Mrs. Harkins asked me if I would be interested in renovating the Midnight Run closet, I knew it was the perfect opportunity to help my church and complete my project at the same time,” Weitman said at the ceremony.

Weitman said he enjoyed earning merit badges, especially ones related to history, and enjoyed going on troop trips to Washington D.C., Boston and Philadelphia.

“Being a Boy Scout has had a major impact on my life and the person I am today,” Weitman said. “I have met some of my best friends in our troop and we have shared many special moments and fun times together. I am thankful to all of my scout leaders, fellow scouts and the troop volunteers who made all this possible.”

To read more from Yorktown News, please request a FREE subscription to Yorktown News by clicking on the following link:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


What Is Cambridge Analytica?

Cambridge Analytica is a research organization. Apparently, it is funded by the Mercer family, second only to the Koch brothers on the liberal hit list. Both, through their philanthropy, spend millions on various needy organizations like hospitals. What makes them liberal targets is their funding of various conservative think tanks and candidates. I digress.

Cambridge Analytica used Facebook ...

The Best of the Best: Albert Capellini

In the spring of 1991, after answering an ad for a judicial race placed in the local Yorktown paper, I was talked into the unenviable position of running for Yorktown councilman as a Democrat in our then solidly Republican town.

Having been a practicing lawyer since 1974, I felt confident about my qualifications for the position of town judge, but being elected to the Town Board was quite ...

‘Sister Act’: A Musical Like Nun Other

Of all the Broadway musicals I’ve seen over the years at Westchester Broadway Theatre, only a handful have elicited the noisily enthusiastic audience response I observed at the recent opening night of “Sister Act.”

There were outbursts of applause in the middle of some numbers, and several clever turns of phrase sprinkled in the dialogue landed squarely, to the delight of big ...

An Open Letter to the Yorktown Town Board

April 11, 2018

The Yorktown Chamber of Commerce proudly serves as the voice of Yorktown’s vibrant business community. A vital part of our mission is to help improve the quality of life for all Yorktowners.

The chamber’s Board of Directors is more ambitious than ever, as we work hard to find new ways to enhance our great community through marketing opportunities and smartly placed commercial and ...

Cleaning the Empty Nest

Part of the shock of being a part-time empty nester is when the kids come back to visit and I have to watch my house transform overnight from a pristine haven of OCD goodness to a place that looks like an explosion happened at Forever 21.

After my kids moved mostly out, I put away whatever tchotchkes they chose to leave behind and then I put on a hazmat suit and cleaned their rooms until they ...

Why Do Kids Hate Math?

Dear Dr. Linda,

I am in second grade and have a problem about math. My teacher just keeps giving me homework and it’s driving me crazy. Because she keeps giving it to me on weekends and spring and summer breaks. And it’s only one level and it’s too hard. But the other people who have special needs get to be moved into a higher or lower group and they learn even more because ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, April 21, 12:00 PM

Club Fit, Jefferson Valley

Yoga for Women with Cancer

Health & Wellness

Sat, April 21, 7:30 PM

Westchester Collaborative Theater, Ossining

Westchester Collaborative Theater (WCT) Presents ...

Arts & Entertainment

Sun, April 22

DoubleTree by Hilton, Tarrytown

Awaken Wellness Fair

Health & Wellness

Guiding Eyes for the Blind Launches Wag-a-Thon Fundraiser

April 18, 2018

On April 17, Guiding Eyes for the Blind, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating and supporting life-changing connections between people with vision loss and exceptional guide dogs, announced its first annual Wag-a-thon, a “virtual marathon in a month” fundraiser beginning on May 1.

The Wag-a-thon is a cumulative marathon that you and your dog can do anywhere, at your own ...