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PRESS PHOTO COURTESY CINDY SMITH John Paul Orsini, son of John Orsini and Cindy Smith, earned the rank of Eagle Scout on Dec. 18, 2012. PRESS PHOTO COURTESY CINDY SMITH John Paul Orsini, son of John Orsini and Cindy Smith, earned the rank of Eagle Scout on Dec. 18, 2012.

Boy Scout John Orsini soars with the Eagles

Thursday, June 6, 2013 by The Press in Local News

John Paul Orsini earned the rank of Eagle Scout on Dec. 18, 2012.

An Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony was celebrated with family, friends, Scouts and fellow Troop No. 150 Eagle Scout Caleb Connelly on June 2.

Orsini is the son of John Orsini and Cindy Smith.

Orsini began his Scouting career as a Bear Scout with Cub Pack No. 150 in September 2003 at St. Joseph the Worker, Orefield.

He earned his Light of Christ Roman Catholic and Parvuli Dei religious medals along with the Cub Scout Arrow of Light.

After moving up from Cub Scouts, he joined Boy Scout Troop No.150 in March 2006.

Orsini held many troop leadership positions including Patrol Leader, Assistant Patrol Leader, Guide, Senior Patrol Leader and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader.

Orsini is an active member of Scouting's National Honor Society, The Order of the Arrow, as a member of the local Witauchsoman Lodge.

He is an Ordeal member, having served his Ordeal weekend last spring.

He earned 28 merit badges as a Scout including the 21 required for Eagle. Orsini also earned the World Conservation Award.

His Eagle project consisted of building two informational kiosks along the Whitehall Parkway for the Environmental Advisory Council.

Orsini participated in five years of summer camp, along with troop camping trips, Order of the Arrow camping weekend, and the National Youth Leadership Training program.

Two highlighted trips include an eight-day canoe trip in the Adirondacks mountains in July 2008 and a weeklong trip to the Florida Sea Base in the Florida Keys in June 2009.

Orsini will graduate from Parkland High School next week and is attending Penn State University pursuing a degree in aerospace engineering.