The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

March 19, 2014

Calling All Eagle Scouts

The Daily Item

— The very first Eagle Scout award was earned by Arthur Rose Eldred.

Since that award was bestowed upon him on Aug. 21, 1912, scores of young men have attained the coveted rank of Eagle Scout — including astronaut Neil Armstrong, filmmaker Steven Spielberg and business tycoon Sam Walton.

While Eagle Scouts are found all over the United States and throughout the world, there are plenty of Eagle Scouts in Clinton, Lycoming, Northumberland, Snyder and Union counties.

Officials with the Susquehanna Council of the Boy Scouts of America are searching for Eagle Scouts that live in our community or earned their award here and moved away. The Council is launching the Bald Eagle chapter of the National Eagle Scout Association and invites these Eagle Scouts to reconnect, celebrate their achievements and share their common bond.

It is the vision of the chapter to build a strong network of Scouting resources and Eagle mentors as well as giving existing Eagle Scouts the opportunity to support Scouting in whatever way they can.  

To learn more about the Chapter, “Like” their Facebook page at You can also e-mail your name, address, telephone number, email address and the date you reached the rank of Eagle Scout to

If you know of any Eagle Scouts who earned their rank in Clinton, Lycoming, Northumberland, Snyder or Union counties and have moved out of town, please pass along to them the information about the Eagle Scout Search.