Herald Neighbors

Lynbrook resident among trio from Troop 336 that became Eagle Scouts


Three members of Troop 336 became Eagle Scouts at a ceremony at the Lynbrook Public Library on March 19, reaching the highest rank for a Boy Scout.

Gerimy Layos and Nithin Seelan, both of Valley Stream, earned the honor along with Lynbrook resident Brandon Maroney.

“They’ve worked very hard for this accomplishment,” said Scoutmaster Steve Maroney, who is Brandon’s father.

In order to become an Eagle Scout, a Life Scout has to complete a community service project, and then have it approved by the Eagle Scout Board of Review. Once their project is approved and completed, the scout has the opportunity receive an Eagle Scout badge at a special ceremony.

For the members of Troop 336, the ceremony was comprised of speeches from various dignitaries including representatives from the Lynbrook Police Department, the Lynbrook Fire Department, a person from Assemblyman Brian Curran’s office, a representative from the Knights of Pythias and Acting County Assessor James E. Davis. According to Maroney, the dignitaries spoke “about the positive things that come out of scouting,” and one of them reflected on his time as a Boy Scout. Lynbrook American Legion Post 335 also had a large contingency present.

Dr. Melissa Burak, the superintendent of Lynbrook Public Schools, also spoke about Brandon, and how he performed at a police benefit in Lynbrook with his band, Leaman Place.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, Michael Brooks, the second assistant chief of the Lynbrook Fire Department, awarded the Eagle Scout badges and plaques to the boys.

Brandon Maroney is a member of the LFD’s Junior Fire Department squad. The trio also spoke to the audience and discussed what they learned during their time in Boy Scouts.

“It was wonderful,” Steve Maroney said. “Everything just went very well.”