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Moore Township Scout earns Eagle rank

Monday, April 3, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Cameron Chuss, of Moore Township, received his Eagle Scout designation at a Court of Honor at Salem United Church of Christ Church, Moorestown.

Cameron’s parents, Donna and James Chuss, along with friends, family, troop members, Scout leaders and dignitaries attended the Dec. 30, 2016.

Cameron, 16, is a sophomore at Northampton Area High School and a member of Troop 50 of the Minsi Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America. The troop is led by James Chuss, Scoutmaster, and Charlie Bluder, committee chairman.

During his 10 years of scouting, Cameron has completed national youth leadership training, is a member of the Order of the Arrow and has held various troop leadership positions, including senior patrol leader.

His Eagle Scout project involved making renovations and upgrades at the Sayre Child Center in Bethlehem. Some of the renovations included painting a stairwell and lower lobby area, stripping and waxing floors, building a picnic table made from recycled materials, building an educational garden and planter boxes, mulching, replacing a bifold door, making a sign to aid in enrollment and repairing a broken shelf.

Cameron’s crew completed more than 250 man-hours of labor, and he raised more than $1,400 for the project.

Cameron has held leadership positions outside of Scouting, including regional president of Future Business Leaders of America, which includes 16 local high schools. He is also a board member of Teenworks, a division of the United Way of the Lehigh Valley.

In addition, he was recognized as the recipient of the United Way’s Making a Difference award in 2016 and has earned the privilege of participating in the Pennsylvania State Leadership Conference of FBLA two years consecutively.

Cameron is currently employed by Premair Cleaning & Maintenance and plans to study meteorology at Penn State University after high school graduation. This summer, he will be spending one week on the water surrounding St. Thomas on a Boy Scout High Adventure trip.