Congratulations to New Eagle Scout Robert Rubano, 47 Years Young
Robert Rubano, Scoutmaster of Troop 24 in New Dorp, Staten Island, finally earned the Eagle Scout rank, almost 30 years past his 18th birthday, the cut-off for such an achievement.
Rubano completed every requirement prior to his 18th birthday, as part of Troop 20 in Brooklyn, but a mix-up precluded him from completing his Board of Review. After presenting his case to the National Boy Scouts of America and the Greater New York Councils, he finally appeared before a GNYC Advancement Committee and was approved both locally and by the National BSA.
His story was featured in this piece from the Staten Island Advance. Rubano says, “I know this pleases my dad, but I’m still not going to medical school.”
News Release from Greater New York Councils – Congratulations to New Eagle Scout Robert Rubano, 47 Years Young