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January 29, 2014

Andrew Reedy Earns Eagle Scout Award

— LEWISBURG — Andrew Scott Reedy, 15, of Lewisburg, a member of Boy Scout Troop 525, and a sophomore at Mifflinburg Area High School, received his Eagle Scout Award during a Court of Honor held at the Mifflinburg Assembly of God Church.

Reedy began his scouting career in 2005 when he joined Cub Scout Pack 3512, then transferred to Cub Scout Pack 3520. He participated in many activities including camping, Pinewood Derbies, Cubmobile races, and trips to Gettysburg. While in Cub Scouting he completed the requirements needed to earn the Heavy Shoulder and Arrow of Light Awards.  

In 2009, Reedy crossed over to Boy Scout Troop 525 at St. George’s Catholic Church in Mifflinburg. His goal was to become an Eagle Scout no matter what it took to meet those requirements. Under the leadership of Scoutmaster Dennis Keiser and Assistant Scoutmaster Dr. Al Stush, he achieved his goal. He earned 41 merit badges and also earned the Paul Bunyan, World Conservation, and God and Church Award.

While a member of Troop 525, hew has attended summer camp at Karoondinha, Brule’, and Lavigne. He has also participated in many hikes to varies locations such as ‘The Hook’ natural preserve, ‘The Haystacks’, Midstate Trail and others. Along his journey he has also been to numerous camporees and klondike derbies.

Reedy’s fellow scouts elected him to the national honor camper’s society, the Order of the Arrow with Woapeu Sisilija Lodge 343 in 2011.

He attended NYLT in 2012 with the Susquehanna Council BSA and returned as staff in 2013. In 2013 he was on staff at Camp Brule’ in the Dan Beard Area (first year scouting area).

In the summer of 2012 he traveled to Boundary Waters in Ely, Minn., where his crew canoed and portaged 126 miles to earn the 125 Miler Award. They also earned the Geocache, Lake Monitoring, and Duty to God award while on that trek. He is looking forward to going to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico this summer.

Reedy’s Community Service Project took place at the Mifflinburg Assembly of God Church. His project was the remodeling of the youth room which entailed painting, replacing an emergency exit door with the crash bar and transition ramp, electrical and other cosmetic details. His project took 357 hours to complete with help from his fellow scouts and church family. Reedy funded his project primarily through recycling of aluminum cans and other metal.

He is also involved with marching, jazz, and concert bands, concert choir, United Christian Teens and is a member of Junior Honor Society. He is son of LaRue and Kimberly Reedy, of Lewisburg, and the grandson of Galen and Margaret Long, and Carol Reedy, all of Mifflinburg.

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