What Is the Eagle Scout Service Project?

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Eagle Scout Service Project
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Tony DiTucci serves DGA Builders, LLC as its vice president, and in his free time works with various community organizations including the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). Tony DiTucci has a long history with the Boy Scouts, and earned the Eagle Scout designation when he was young.

The largest element of the Eagle Scout program is the Eagle Scout Service Project, which requires prospective Eagle Scouts to assist others in their communities through service to an organization outside of BSA. This effort must have the approval of the organization in question as well as the Scout’s unit leader, unit committee, and council or district. The project must be completed after the Life Scout board of review, though Star Scouts are encouraged to start planning and discussing projects before gaining the Life Scout designation.

Eagle Scout projects must meet several requirements before approval. A Scout’s project must provide a clear opportunity to fulfill the community service element of the program. The project should also be one which is likely to provide a positive experience, and one which the Scout can reasonably complete. Finally, any safety issues must be addressed, and the Scout must commit to more detailed planning if the plan submitted is incomplete or overly broad.

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Education and Networking at the Builders Exchange of Rochester

 

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Builders Exchange of Rochester
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New York-based construction executive Tony DiTucci serves as vice president of DGA Builders in Pittsford. Alongside his day-to-day professional activities, Tony DiTucci is a board member of the Builders Exchange of Rochester.

Dedicated to supporting the construction industry throughout New York State and northern Pennsylvania, the Builders Exchange of Rochester (ROBEX) offers members a number of tools and resources. These extend to networking programs and various educational offerings, including courses, seminars, and certificate programs.

Currently, ROBEX offers classes on blueprint reading, business services, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and safety in the workplace. In conjunction with area law firms and Associated General Contractors of New York State, the organization also oversees legal seminars in state law and a supervisory training program designed for construction supervisors and managers.

The various networking programs and activities at ROBEX include the Junior Builders Exchange, which connects young leaders in the construction industry via social mixers as well as educational/leadership programs and local project reviews. The ROBEX networking calendar also features industry breakfasts and luncheons, executive events, and fundraisers, such as an annual clambake and the ROBEX Annual Golf Tournament.

Make-A-Wish Recognizes Celebs with Award for Wish Granting

 

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Make-A-Wish Foundation
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The vice president of DGA Builders, LLC, in Pittsford, New York, Tony DiTucci is experienced in construction project management. Outside of work, Tony DiTucci is a dedicated member of his community, supporting charities such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Every year, Make-A-Wish grants thousands of wishes made by children who are living with critical medical conditions. The organization facilitates many of these experiences thanks to the cooperation of its celebrity supporters. For the last three decades, Make-A-Wish has recognized the generous contributions of these individuals with the Chris Greicius Celebrity Award.

In November 2018, Make-A-Wish announced its most recent award winners, each of whom has played an instrumental role in furthering the organization’s goals and hosting their own wish experiences.

WWE co-president Michelle Wilson earned recognition for her work as a member of the organization’s Corporate Advisory Council and board member of its Connecticut chapter.

Make-A-Wish also honored celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay for launching a campaign to arrange 24 wishes in the span of 24 hours. After involving some of his celebrity associates, he surpassed his goal with 32 total wishes.

The third recipient was YouTuber and baker Rosanna Pansino, who regularly grants wishes by making delicious treats with her wish kids. With a network of 10 million subscribers, she shares her wish-granting experiences among a diverse audience.

Lastly, Make-A-Wish recognized NBA champ Stephen Curry, who has been fulfilling wishes for five years. He has granted 24 wishes in the past year alone.

The Boy Scouts of America’s Sea Scouting Program

 

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Sea Scout
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As vice president of Pittsford, New York’s DGA Builders, LLC, Tony DiTucci provides oversight and leadership to the construction of multi-family and senior housing projects. A passionate supporter of local nonprofits, Tony DiTucci serves on the Eagle Scouts Review Board for the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).

Founded in 1910, the BSA has provided scouting experiences in five different programs for more than 110 million Americans since its inception. One of the BSA’s core areas of programming is sea scouting, through which members gain extensive knowledge in the United States’ maritime heritage and learn essential boating skills.

Sea Scout units, which are referred to as ships, learn to operate and maintain power vessels and sailboats with a special emphasis on safety. Other lessons focus on the importance of lights and buoys, the proper method for dropping an anchor, and how to use the tide and wind to your advantage. Moreover, ships facilitate course instruction regarding lifesaving, first aid, swimming, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and Coast Guard Auxiliary Sailing and Seamanship. Scouts can also participate in regattas and earn internship opportunities.

BSA Survey Shows STEM Interest on the Rise

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Boy Scouts of America
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A master of arts in administration graduate from Central Michigan University, Tony DiTucci has served as the vice president of DGA Builders, LLC, since 2013. In this capacity, he oversees multifamily and senior-housing development projects. Apart from his work, Tony DiTucci is a longtime supporter and volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).

Earlier this year, the BSA released the results of an annual survey it conducts in which high school students list the careers they are most interested in pursuing. As part of the Career Interest Survey, students selected from 200 different career choices, and registered nurse topped the list again as the most desirable, followed closely by physician/surgeon.

STEM careers are becoming more popular, however. For example, computer programmer ranked third on the list, the first year it has even made the top 10. Other STEM newcomers to the top 10 were mechanical engineer (No. 6) and computer engineer (No. 10). In his comments, BSA chief executive officer Michael Surbaugh said the sudden spike in STEM-career interest is “encouraging,” particularly because those fields are experiencing shortages of talent.

The Margaret Home in Rochester, New York

 

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The Margaret Home
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With experience in executive leadership in the construction industry, Tony DiTucci serves as the vice president of DGA Builders, LLC, a company that oversees senior and multifamily housing projects in New York. Tony DiTucci supports community organizations such as The Margaret Home, where he serves on the board.

Located in Rochester, New York, The Margaret Home relies solely on private donations to fund its services for mothers and babies. Founded in 2018, The Margaret Home gives pregnant women aged 18 and above the opportunity to live in a temporary home and work with a staff of trained professionals who help them gain the skills they need to live independently.

Women living in The Margaret Home receive instruction in areas that include prenatal care, parenting, financial planning, and career choice. In addition to supplying its residents with a variety of training opportunities and self-assessments to identify areas in which they need to grow, the home supports the women spiritually, giving them access to an on-site chapel.

Italian Heritage Foundation of Rochester Supports Local Schools

 

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Italian Heritage Foundation of Rochester
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Tony DiTucci, the vice president of DGA Builders, LLC, since 2007, holds a master of arts in administration from Central Michigan University. At DGA Builders, he oversees the development of multifamily and senior housing projects in the northeastern and midwestern United States. Outside of work, Tony DiTucci is closely involved in his local community and supports organizations such as the Italian Heritage Foundation of Rochester.

Since 2007, the Italian Foundation of Rochester has focused its efforts on education, providing need-based financial aid to help high school students attend private high schools. In the past 10 years, the foundation has awarded more than half a million dollars to students at private high schools in Monroe County.

Its fundraising efforts rely in part on its “Friends” program, which invites committed local individuals and businesses to join the social organization in improving local education. Members receive invitations to Foundation events, such as the annual Golf Tournament and Raffle Fundraiser, and are invited to attend family functions that emphasize the value of Italian heritage and the importance of community service.