Nicholas Daniel Gennarino III, son of Nick and Michele Gennarino of Brockport, received the Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout Award in December 2012. He is a member of Boy Scout Troop 375 sponsored by the Brockport Conservation Club of Brockport.
Nicholas’ Eagle project was in conjunction with the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 44 out of the Ledgedale Airport and Triumph Aerospace Inc. Nicholas coordinated the project that includes members of both organizations, volunteers from Troop 375 and friends. They finished the Pilot’s Lounge/Board Room in the sport aviation center. It consisted of finishing up some drywall, sanding, staining the trim and windows, painting the room, installing the trim and a complete hardwood floor. The project took a total of three weekends and over 250 service hours. The EAA44 funded the Eagle project through a generous donation from Triumph Aerospace Inc.
The facility was erected in 2009 and the EAA44 uses the facility for hosting educational events in the area of aviation that are open to the community and various groups such as the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. This completed lounge will provide an area for local and visiting pilots to meet and rest.
Nicholas has been an active member of the scouting community, joining Cub Scout Pack 228 as a Tiger and earned the Cub Scout Arrow of Light. He has also earned 41 merit badges, Order of the Arrow Boy Scout Honor Society and has held the positions of Den Chief, Scribe, Assistant Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader and currently Senior Patrol Leader. Nicholas is also serving as a staff member for the 2013 National Youth Leadership Training.
Nicholas is a junior at Brockport High School and is on the junior varsity Boys Swim Team, plays trombone for the Brockport Blue Notes, Jazz Ensemble and Concert Band. He has been on the high honor roll and is a member of the National Honor Society. He hopes to pursue a career in financial services and would like to attend SUNY Geneseo.
EAA Chapter 44 is an organization of aviation enthusiasts. The organization enables people to realize their dreams of flight. Chapter 44’s members include builders, aircraft restorers, non-pilot aviation enthusiasts, pilots & student pilots, ultra-light enthusiasts, aircraft owners, renters, spouses and more. We are dedicated to educating our members and the general public about aviation, aviation safety, aircraft building and maintenance skills, introducing youths to aviation, exploring Rochester’s aviation heritage and much more.
EAA Chapter 44 is comprised mainly of members from Rochester, NY and the surrounding communities. Their Sport Aviation Center (SAC) is located at the Ledgedale Airport (7G0) which is just south of the town of Brockport.