Flying high for mother - Late mom inspires Eagle scout

The Brooklyn Paper
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Don’t miss our updates:

Troop 20 scout and Kingsborough Community College freshman Danny Wing has accomplished his goal – to make his late mom proud.

The Bensonhurst resident, who belongs to the nation’s oldest scouting troop, was hailed with his organization’s most prized accolade when he was inducted into the Eagle Court of Honor during a pomp-filled ceremony at New Utrecht Church, 84th Street and 18th Avenue.

Danny, a member of the Knights of Columbus and dispatcher for BRAVO Volunteer Ambulance Service, turned his sorrow into action following the death, four years ago, of his beloved mother, Joan, a teacher and scouting official, who encouraged her son to become a cub scout in 1997.

Danny’s father, Craig, an EMS lieutenant with Coney Island Hospital, had the honor of pinning the Eagle flag on his son – a role traditionally reserved for the mother – during a ceremony, attended by Assembly-member Peter Abbate and State Senator Marty Golden.

For his Eagle project, Danny, a Black Belt in karate who hails from a family of martial artists, organized a community emergency preparedness fair, in keeping with the scouting motto, “Be Prepared.”

Troop 20 was incorporated in 1910 and has been sponsored by the 329-year-old New Utrecht Reformed Church continuously since then.

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Don’t miss our updates:

Reasonable discourse

Comments closed.

First name
Last name
Your neighborhood
Email address
Daytime phone

Your letter must be signed and include all of the information requested above. (Only your name and neighborhood are published with the letter.) Letters should be as brief as possible; while they may discuss any topic of interest to our readers, priority will be given to letters that relate to stories covered by The Brooklyn Paper.

Letters will be edited at the sole discretion of the editor, may be published in whole or part in any media, and upon publication become the property of The Brooklyn Paper. The earlier in the week you send your letter, the better.

Keep it local!

Stay in touch with your community. Subscribe to our free newsletter: