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East Meadow Resident Receives the Etz Chaim

This prestigious honor is the fourth and final award for Lathan J. Lev.

East Meadow resident Lathan J. Lev, a First Class Boy Scout of Troop 189 of Temple B'nai Torah, Wantagh received the Etz Chaim, The Tree of Life Award from The Jewish Committee on Scouting. 

Lathan learned about the origins of Judaism and why people are involved in religion. 

The Etz Chai Award is the fourth and final award for Jewish Boy Scouts, and Lathan has earned all four.

Check above for a photo of Lev being honored. Have you witnessed any of his volunteer work? Tell us about it in the comments below.

Adrian Campodonico June 27, 2012 at 06:55 PM
Congratulations young man. It is wonderful to see our young men working for and earning awards in Scouting. Time and effort spent in learning life skills, cultural traditions and ideas have made him a well rounded young man. That is something that we do not see as much BUT with young men like Lathan hopeful this trend will spread to others. Great Job!
Nancy Rosiello June 28, 2012 at 01:07 AM
Every scout professes his Duty to God when he says the Scout Oath, but not every scout chooses to work on the religious awards of his faith. It is an exceptional accomplishment to receive all four religious emblems of your faith. You are a fine example to other scouts. Bully! Nancy Rosiello Religious Emblems Coordinator Pequott District Theodore Roosevelt Council, B.S.A.
Staci Davis June 28, 2012 at 12:51 PM
Mazel Tov Lathan. A real accomplishment!

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