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News Eagle - Hawley, PA
  • Supervisors applaud Eagle Scout Brian Malanio

  • SHOHOLA -Supervisor Keith Raser, at the July Shohola Township Meeting, lauded local youth Brian Malanio for recently attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. As part of his address, Raser noted individuals such as astronaut Neil Armstrong; director Steven Spielberg; former Mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg; and President Gerald F...
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  • SHOHOLA -Supervisor Keith Raser, at the July Shohola Township Meeting, lauded local youth Brian Malanio for recently attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. As part of his address, Raser noted individuals such as astronaut Neil Armstrong; director Steven Spielberg; former Mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg; and President Gerald Ford too had also achieved this award and continued by stating that it is good to see young people are involved in programs such as the Boy Scouts of America in a time when we hear too often about today’s youth being involved in crime, drugs, or doing nothing to benefit society.
     
    Malanio, a recent graduate of Delaware Valley High School and member of Troop 76 in Shohola, completed the requirements and passed a board of review to earn the award last October but only recently was presented with his medal in front of his troop at a Court of Honor ceremony.
     
    To obtain the highest rank bestowed by the BSA, Malanio, in addition to advancing through the ranks, had to earn at least 21 merit badges, some mandatory such as first-aid, communications, and camping among others, as well as elective badges of his choosing, such as rifle shooting, bugling, and music, before completing a service project that benefited the community and showed his leadership abilities.
     
    Malanio’s project involved installing a canopy over the outside stairs, placing exterior lighting, installing a basement sink, and doing masonry repairs at the Milford Episcopal Church’s Food Pantry.
     
    “One day driving by I saw people standing outside in the rain and dark and just thought I could help improve the situation for people waiting to get food,” Malanio stated.
     
    Active as a Cub Scout in Pack 76, Malanio earned the Arrow of Light award before joining the troop approximately seven years ago. As a Boy Scout, he attended various summer camps; earned the BSA Recruiter award; and served as a Patrol Leader for three years.
     
    Malanio was also a member of the Delaware Valley High School fencing club and played the Baritone horn in the school band. Along with his older brother AJ, also an Eagle Scout, and his dad Joe, who is an Assistant Scoutmaster, Brian enjoys hunting and fishing among other family hobbies. He will be attending Syracuse University in the fall to study forensic science and biology.
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