On June 13, Andru Robert McCusker, son of Sue and Butch McCusker, achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Boy Scouts.
He was honored at a Court of Honor ceremony and reception July 28 at St. Boniface Catholic Church. McCusker is the 62nd Eagle Scout to represent Troop 30 from St. Ann Catholic Church.
He joined Cub Scout Pack 38 in September 2002. Over the next five years, McCusker earned his Tiger, Wolf, Bear and Webelos badges. He also received the Arrow of Light Award, the highest award in Cub Scouts.
McCusker continued moving up the ranks and crossed over to Boy Scouts in April 2007. Advancement ranks then became Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star and Life Scout. After nine years in the Scouting program, McCusker completed his requirements for Eagle.
For his Eagle poject, he chose to landscape the courtyard at the Loyalsock Township High School, where he is a junior. This project entailed sprucing up the courtyard by redefining some of the landscape beds, adding shrubs, removing old shrubs and mulching the entire area.
McCusker worked collaboratively on this project with Scout members, student and adult volunteers, the high school principal and groundskeeper, and the district superintendent. He will continue to maintain the site during his remaining years at school.
McCusker attended many Scouting campouts, enjoyed hiking, canoeing, kayaking, community projects, Flag Day parades and being with his many Troop friends and strong leaders dedicated to Scouting. He is a member of the Order of the Arrow, the National Honor Society in Scouting and attained Brotherhood.
McCusker also has participated in three High Adventure trips, Sea Base in the Florida Keys, Northern Boundary Waters in Ely, Minn., and Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimeron, N.M.
Outside of Scouting, McCusker enjoys singing in the many choral groups at Loyalsock Township High School, performing in the high school musicals, playing the drums, being involved in the CAC-CTL production ACT UP!, playing soccer, watching NASCAR, and being with family and friends.