The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

January 7, 2014

Anthony Lorraine Earns Eagle Award


The Daily Item

— MIDDLEBURG — The highest award obtainable from the Boy Scouts of America was presented to a 15 year old Middleburg youth. Anthony Lorraine received the Eagle Award at an outdoor Court of Honor ceremony held on his grandparents property on Oct. 19, 2013.

Lorraine is the son of James and Tammy Lorraine and the grandson of Russell and Mary Jordan, and Dolores Lorraine. Anthony received the award after earning 33 merit badges, exceeding the required 21, and completing his service project. Lorraine planned, designed, mapped, organized, and created a hiking trail with wildlife identification markers that connects to Snyder Counties existing trail at Faylor Lake in Beaver Springs. He also added a trailhead sign with a map at the parking area and the map was added to the Snyder County Conservation District website.

Lorraine, along with his troop members, volunteered a total of 189 hours on the project. Since then, he and his fellow classmates volunteered with Snyder County Commissioner Joe Kantz, and have added a walking bridge over the county trail. There are plans to add more around the lake in the future.

Lorraine joined Cub Scout Pack 3415 in 2004. He transferred to Pack 3400 in 2005. As a Cub Scout, he earned his God and Me, God and Country Award, and his Arrow of Light Award as a Webelos in 2008. At that time, he crossed over to Boy Scout Troop 400. In 2011, he was inducted into the Order of the Arrow and Brotherhood in 2012. He also attended National Youth Leadership Training. Lorraine has held several leadership positions in his troop, including assistant patrol leader, scribe and is currently serving as the senior patrol leader. Throughout his scouting years, Lorraine has volunteered with monthly recycling, Toys for Tots, and community service projects. He attended Camp Karoondinha for nine years, and participated in troop campouts at Lake Erie, Gettysburg, and Potter County. Lorraine is also a member of Venture Crew 2007. He had the opportunity to travel to the Philmont Boy Scout Ranch in New Mexico and spent 17 days backpacking in New Mexico and sightseeing in Colorado. In 2012 and 2013, he traveled and competed with his Venture Crew at West Point Military Academy.

Lorraine is a sophomore at Midd-West High School and is a member of the FFA. He is a graduate of the State Police Camp Cadet Program, attended the Wildlife Leadership Academy, and has volunteered with the Pennsylvania Game Commission. His future plans are to attend college for wildlife conservation or diesel mechanic.