Frank Anthony Yuscavage III Earns Eagle Scout Rank
Frank Anthony Yuscavage III has achieved the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouts of America program, Eagle Scout. He passed his Eagle Board of Review at NEPA Council of Boy Scouts of America on Sept. 19, and was presented with his Eagle badge and rank at a court of honor on Oct. 9. Yuscavage, 15, is a member of Boy Scout Troop 166 of Hanover Twp. sponsored by Hanover Twp. Fire Department under the leadership of former Scoutmaster Robert Williams and, most recently, Scoutmaster William Warke. Yuscavage began his scouting career as a Tiger Cub with Pack 66 (under the leadership of the late John Gosciewski) and continued through Cub Scouting to achieve the highest award, the Arrow of Light. As a member of Troop 166, Yuscavage has held numerous leadership positions, earned 41 merit badges to date, was awarded lightfighter badges for backpacking into the 53rd and 54th annual West Point Camporees, participated in National Youth Leadership Training at Goose Pond, and hiked historic trails in Gettsyburg with his troop. He is a member of the Lowwapaneau Lodge of the Order of the Arrow and earned Brotherhood membership earlier this year. For his Eagle Scout Service Project, Yuscavage coordinated a crew that restored the Our Lady of Fatima Grotto at St. Aloysius Church in Wilkes-Barre for the 100th anniversary celebration Mass and re-dedication. With the blessing of the Rev. Richard J. Cirba and Seminarian Andrew McCarroll, the project included cleaning the altar, refurbishing the statues, mulching, planting and installing solar lighting. He is the son of Frank and Kimberly Yuscavage of Hanover Green and the grandson of Thomas and Rose (Sue) Hoffman of Miners Mills and Elinor and the late Frank Yuscavage of Hunlock Creek. He has a sister, Karlee, 14. Yuscavage is a sophomore at Hanover Area High School and a member of St. Robert’s Parish at St. Aloysius Church. He is a member of the National Honor Society, Key Club, and Hanover Area Cross Country and Track and Field teams. In his free time, he enjoys fishing, camping, hiking, and running.