This March, the Northeast Region Commodore swore in Sam Goodman as the Northeast Region Boatswain and Mercedes Matlock as the Northeast Regions Boatswain’s Mate at the Northeast Region Bridge of Honor.
Sam Goodman is a sophomore at Baruch College where he is currently studying accounting as a Dean’s Scholar. He began his scouting career as a Tiger Cub and crossed over into Boy Scouts in 2006. He earned the Eagle Scout Award in July 2011 and joined Sea Scouting after attending the Greater New York Council’s Aquatics Week summer camp at Ten Mile River. He quickly got involved in his ship, serving as a lifeguard for the Pathfinder District Swim Program and as Camp Staff for Aquatics Week. He participated in Liberty Flotilla events, such as training at SUNY Maritime, and went on to serve as Flotilla Boatswain for 2013-2014. From 2014-2015 Sam served as the another Region Boatswain’s Mate where he serves as a Member of the National Sea Scout Youth Task Force and the National Sea Scout Cabinet.
As a Sea Scout, Sam has attended NYLT, NAYLE, and SEAL, and was the first Sea Scout to serve as Senior Patrol Leader for GNYC NYLT. He attended the 70th Anniversary Memorial of D-Day with the GNYC contingent on behalf of the Northeast Region. Outside of Scouting, Sam is a member of the Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps and works as a climbing instructor for The Cliffs Climbing and Fitness in Long Island City.
Mercedes Matlock, Northeast Regional Boatswain is of Ship 59 in Fredrick, Maryland and will serve in the capacity of Regional Boatswain Mate Elect for 2015-2016.
Thanks to past Northeast Region Boatswain, Eugene DeNezza, for the announcement.