Local Boy Scout from Troop 223 wins award for Eagle Scout service project

Jacob Iacullo, 15 year old resident of East Brunswick, has been selected for the 2019 Monmouth Council Eagle Service Project of the Year Award.  This award recognizes select Eagle Scout candidates for Eagle Scout service projects that are original and have a long lasting impact on the community.  

Bee Hotel

Jacob, along with fellow scouts & community members, constructed two artificial bee nesting habitats or “bee hotels” as part of his Eagle Scout service project. The long term goal of a bee hotel is to increase the beneficial bee population in the area.  They are each located in East Brunswick Community Garden and Great Oak Park respectively. Jacob worked with The Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission to develop his Eagle Scout service project.  

Jacob is the 84th member of Troop 223 to earn the highest honor of scouting, the rank of Eagle Scout.

During construction

For more information on joining the Boy Scouts of America and East Brunswick Troop 223 please visit https://www.troop223nj.com/

Tyler Waite’s Eagle Project

On December 16th and 17th from about 9:00am – 3pm each day, Tyler will be installing horseshoe pits at Thompson Park in Monroe (next to the volleyball court by the lake.) If any boy scouts are going to be helping out, make sure to dress for the weather, and also bring gloves and a shovel if you can. Breakfast and lunch will be provided to anyone there.

Anthony’s Beach Cleanup Service Project

Hello Troop 223,
     Do you need conservation service hours for rank advancement or a merit badge requirement? On Saturday October 21, at Raritan Bay Waterfront Park there will be a beach clean up from 9:00 am – 12:30. This is a good opportunity to earn service hours! The clean up is sponsored by Clean Ocean Action and Middlesex County Youth Conservation Corp. Information about Beach Sweeps can be found at
     To sign up please visit the clean ocean website at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfUpJsNvWdkWEKahrYeJkdZ5gkFIC5nvtSsaz45H92LHFvAg/viewform For the site choose: South Amboy/Sayerville Raritan Bay Waterfront Park For organization write: Boy Scout Troop 223 Here’s some details about the event: Raritan Bay Waterfront Park John T. O’Leary Boulevard South Amboy, NJ 08879 Scouts under age 18 will need to have a parent/legal guardian to sign a waiver when you check in. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult
  • PLEASE bring and wear your own gloves! Gardener’s gloves are best or even winter gloves (as they may be washed) or rubber gloves will work (all other materials will be provided) Attend rain or shine
  • Dress for the weather (It’s usually chillier at the beach)
  • Wear Sunscreen
  • Stay off the dunes
  • Respect wildlife
  • Wear Close-toed, hard-soled shoes such as sneakers (no open toed sandals, please)
  • Reduce single use plastics and bring a reusable water bottle
If you will be attending please let me know by October 17: lmdinardo79@comcast.net, so I can let the County Youth Conservation Corp Coordinator know how many Scouts will be attending.
-Anthony DiNardo

Collection for the Military

This is for Jacob Iacullo’s service project

Operation Shoebox

Hi everyone,
I am collecting for Operation Shoebox for my Star service hours. Operation Shoebox sends items to the U.S Military stationed overseas. I will bring a box to collect the items to the next few meetings. I attached a flyer with the items most needed to this email. Let  me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Jacob Iacullo

Download Operation Shoebox Flyer