A letter from Kevin Byrnes, Life Scout in Troop 55, Garden City:
I am currently working on my Eagle Scout rank, which is the final rank in Boy Scouts. To achieve this rank, I must execute a project to benefit the community and show leadership. I have chosen to work with the South Fork Natural History Museum, “SOFO” which is an environmental and conservation group in Bridgehampton, NY. My project consists of building 25 bluebird nesting boxes. The bluebird population on Long Island has taken a drastic hit in recent years due to urbanization and deforestation. My project will hopefully lead to the increase in the population of bluebirds and restore our environment.
To support my project I will be selling American flags for $25. If you would like to purchase a flag or donate, please send a check made out to ”Troop 55” to Kevin Byrnes at 14 Brompton Rd, Garden City, NY 11530. Venmo donations are also welcome to: @James-Byrnes-39. Please include your name and address if you would like to receive a flag delivered in Garden City. Please know that any excess donations will be given to SOFO so that they can fund future environmental projects. I will also be accepting old and worn out flags from community members to be properly disposed of.