Philip Piombino, 19, worked with the Friends of the Kayaderosseras and the Town of Milton to develop and implement a plan to make a hiking trail to the Kayaderosseras in the Boice Family Park as part of his Eagle Scout project.
No trail or path had existed and Philip led a group of 40 scouts, youths, parents and scout leaders to pioneer a trail in the deep woods and rugged terrain along the Kayaderosseras. Phil built two wooden benches and a kiosk to be placed along the trail.
Piombino graduated from Ballston Spa High School receiving a Regents Diploma with an advance designation and honors and in the fall, Philip will be attending American University in Washington, DC where he will be majoring in International Studies and will be swimming for the AU Eagles.
Piombino was a member of Pack 1 as a Tiger Scout, becoming a Webelos and achieving the Arrow of Light, Cub Scout’s highest award. In 2004, Phil crossed over to Troop 2 under Scoutmaster Tom Vandish. He participated in many camping adventures including the Allagash, Florida Sea Base, the Adirondack Canoe Trek, and other Adirondack High Adventures; as well as the polar bear swim, 50 miler (canoeing), and mile swim.
As a member of Troop 2, Philip served as senior patrol leader as well as assistant senior
patrol leader and troop guide. He worked more than 200 hours of community service and attended the National Youth Leadership Training program. He is also a member of The Order of the Arrow, Scouting’s National Honor Society and he received the Cray Hatlee Award of Excellence.
His goals include a Masters in International Studies, biking along the east coast, learning many languages including Arabic, making it to the NCAA championships and traveling to all seven continents.