Boy Scout Fulfills Grandfather’s Last Wish

A touching ceremony was recently held at Camp Tuscarora near Four Oaks.  The late Dr. Alfio J. Romano who was a Life Scout never became an Eagle Scout.  Before he passed away his last wish was for his grandson to become an Eagle Scout.

On August 24th, Jack Francis Romano fulfilled his late grandfather’s wish.  Wearing his grandfather’s Scout hat from 1940, Jack entered the ceremony.

Jack is a Junior Assistant Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 64 and is also heavily involved in the Order of the Arrow, the Honor Society of the Boy Scouts of America. The Order of the Arrow was also a part of his Eagle Scout Ceremony.

During his Eagle Scout Ceremony, Eagle Scout Jack Francis Romano (pictured left) was presented with the Eagle Scout Good Citizenship Award from Eagle Scout Coordinator Lewis W. Rice III (right) on behalf of the Johnston County Marine Corps League Carry-On Detachment 1236.

Jack completed a landscaping overhaul project at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church as his Eagle Scout project.

A junior at West Johnson High School, he plans to pursue a Computer Science degree in College. Jack is the son of Alfio and Debbie Romano of Angier.