Javick attains rank of Eagle Scout


First Posted: 5/22/2013

Lenny Javick III, of Shavertown has attained the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America. Lenny passed his NEPA Council Eagle Scout Board of Review on Dec. 19, 2012. He is the 14th Eagle Scout of Troop 281, Dallas, and the only Centennial Eagle Scout of his troop.

Javick, 17, is a junior at Dallas Senior High School and the son of Thaddeus and Edith Kanaske and Leonard Javick Jr., of Wilkes-Barre. He is the grandson of Ray and BettyLou Murdoch, of Wyoming.

During his scouting career, Javick held the positions of Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader and served as a Den Chief for Cub Scout Pack 281, earning the Den Chief Service Award. He is a Brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow, Lowwapaneu Lodge, the National Honor Society for Boy Scouts. He has earned over 55 merit badges.

As a member of Troop 281, Javick has participated in many high adventure activities, including a two-week backpacking trip at Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico and a 10-day sailing adventure at Florida’s Sea Base, accompanied by his dad, Thaddeus, an assistant Scoutmaster of the troop.

He has summited mountain peaks at Mount Washington, New Hampshire; Mount Katahdin, Maine; Mount Marcy, New York; as well as hiked many miles along the trails of the Appalachian, Loyalsock, Hawk Mountain, and Old Loggers Trails.

Javick has participated in whitewater rafting trips on the Kennebec River, Maine and the Rio Grande River, New Mexico.

He has hiked historic trails in New York City and Gettysburg, has participated in Memorial Day parades, District first aid meets, spring and fall camporees, Polar Bear campouts and has performed hundreds of hours of community service.

He has spent many summers at Scout camps, including Goose Pond, Resica Falls, Bashore and Trexler. He will attend camp this summer at Camp Tuckahoe and wil return to Philmont Scout Ranch in June, 2013.

For his Eagle Scout Service Project, Javick made improvements to the waterfront area of Lake Manjo at Camp Orchard Hill. This included building and installing four benches, installing floatation material to a 15-foot dock and attaching it to another dock as well as constructing and installing 10 mooring stations for the camp’s canoes and paddle boats.

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