Brick Teen Achieves Eagle Scout Award

Photo courtesy Brick Historical Society

  BRICK – A Brick high schooler recently received the prestigious Eagle Scout award for his work rebuilding the walkway at the Havens Homestead Museum.

  Alexander Plaskon, sophomore at Donovan Catholic High School, received the award during a ceremony on Feb. 10 at the Clarion Hotel in Toms River.

  A scout since 2009, Plaskon has earned the Arrow of Light badge, 30 merit badges and one Eagle Palm, and now the Eagle Scout award.

Photo courtesy Brick Historical Society

  To earn the Eagle Scout award, one must perform a community service and leadership project. Plaskon focused on the Havens Homestead Museum in Brick. Aided by Gene Donatiello, township historian and museum curator, Plaskon was able to construct a wider, flatter, and more uniform walkway at the museum to replace the former narrow and uneven walkway. Plaskon also made sure to match the antique bricks of the walkway to keep the antique character of the centuries old building.

  Plaskon was joined by his parents Deana and David Plaskon and his older brother Patrick at the ceremony.