Little Silver, NJ – On June 28, two Red Bank Regional (RBR) rising seniors, Andrew Noglows and Sam Gregg, both of Little Silver, were celebrated for their recent attainment of Eagle Scout at the Court of Honor for Little Silver Boy Scout Troop 126. The event was held at the Woman’s Club of Little Silver. Both boys have come through scouting together since 5th grade. Sam entered scouting as a cub scout.

Sam, a student in RBR’s Academy of Engineering, blended his engineering proclivity with his love of birds to restore the popular Bird Blind at Sandy Hook in Gateway National Park which was destroyed almost three years ago by Super Storm Sandy. Gregg obtained the construction expertise and assistance of Viscon Builders of Little Silver to resurrect the blind. His father’s defense company, QED Systems LLC, provided financial assistance. Gregg was also able to facilitate the necessary federal approvals to construct the blind with the help of Peter McCarthy, Unit Coordinator for the National Park System. Aided by his follow scouts from Troop 126, as well as family and friends, the structure was erected over several weekends last year for residents to enjoy the Jersey Shore’s aviary wildlife.

Andrew, a student in RBR’s Academy of Information Technology went back to his alma mater, Little Silver Point Road School, for inspiration in developing his Eagle Scout Project. He learned from Principal Pamela Albert Devine, Ph.D, of a long-held desire to have the school courtyard catalogued by its flora so that the students could learn hands-on botany lessons in their local environment. Andrew initially produced an excel spreadsheet template which identified each plant species. He then physically demarked each species with identifying corrugate plastic signs anchored to the ground with metals stakes. Additionally, he produced a handbook with the plant descriptions for each classroom teacher to use in their outdoor lessons.

Both boys will be commended by the RBR Board of Education for achieving the highest honor in Boy Scouting.


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Allan Dean

Allan Dean is editor, publisher, and founder of the Atlantic Highlands Herald. Published since 1999 and selected in 2000 by the Borough of Atlantic Highlands as one of their official newspapers, making...