Boy Scouts of Nassau County 100th Anniversary

Posted June 26, 2017

On Saturday, May 20th, the PHCC of Long Island was invited to participate in a very special event. The Boy Scouts of Nassau County were celebrating their 100th Anniversary with a weekend camp out in Eisenhower Park. With thousands of scouts assembled for morning reveille, we eagerly set up our tables. Our goal, to expose young people to a career in the plumbing and heating industry.

By 9am the scouts began to show up at our booth, and they kept coming, and coming, and coming.  Over 3,500 scouts were at this camp out, along with hundreds of scout leaders, and parents. Our tables were set up for kids to perform hands on tasks, such as soldering copper fittings, treading and cutting steel pipe, cutting and gluing PVC and connecting Uponor fittings to pec pipe. Our area at times, had lines of young people waiting for a chance to solder or thread pipe. Click here for pictures from the event!

To say the turnout was a success is an understatement. Our booth was surpassed in popularity, only by the booth occupied by the Department of Homeland Security, and they had a tank....

The exposure the PHCC of Long Island received, as well as our industry, was tremendous. Scouts were given PHCC bumper stickers after completing tasks, and jokingly told how much they could earn. The parents were even more attentive.

The success of this day is only possible with volunteers, and I must thank them. Jerry Katz of Wallace Eannace Associates got us involved in the first place and was delighted at our crowds. Hunter Botto, John Bifolco, John McDonald, Steve Strauss and Keith Brigandi put in a long hard day. My Eagle Scout son Steven was also part of our support crew.

We may not see the fruits of our labor but no doubt, we planted some great seeds.

Joe Cornetta 


PHCC of Long Island