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From left, front row: Jim Jones, Steve Pythias, Harry Myers, Jim Segilia, Dorthey Collins, Dawn Phillips, Janice Sepcoski, John Sepcoski, Matt Cartwright, Jason Phillips, Mike Carroll, Ann Edwards, Vern Jennings, Joe Carnevale, Brandon Collins, Mike Hill, Chris Wells and Charlie Vermac. Second row: Joshiah Lyons, Dylan Mlaher, Jacob Phillips, Nick Collins, Dalton George and Eli Lyons. Third row: Rachel Stark, Matt Fino, Sophi Bradly, Kyleen Bird, Crystal Bird, Joshua Phillips, Logan Bryan, Adam Lazar, Grace Huntington, Alexandra Osborn, Tyler Osborn, Biagio Manganiello, Tassy Cornwall, Keith Bradly, Rich Cornwall, III, Rich Cornwall Jr., Rev. Carmen Bolack and Harry Lyons.

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Jason Walter Phillips Jr., a member of the Boy Scout Troop No. 316 in Avoca, aattained Eagle Scout rank recently.

As an Eagle Scout, Phillips has earned 36 merit badges and has served his troop in a variety of leadership roles. He is serving as the troop senior patrol leader. Phillips was presented with a silver palm on his Eagle Award for the extra merit badges earned. Phillips recently took on the leadership role of the presidency for the Venturing Officers Association for Northeast PA. He also completed a major community service project, the Restoration of the Bernie J. Sklanka Pavilion and the addition of multiple birdhouses in Moosic. Phillips organized the volunteers in: painting of the pavilion, wood cutting for benches, construction of the benches, digging the hole for the bird house post and the placement of the additional birdhouses in different tree locations.

Phillips is a junior at Riverside Junior-Senior High School and plans to continue his education in residential construction. He has been accepted to Johnson College and started classes in dual high school/college enrollment in the fall. He comes from a family of scouts, with his younger brothers Joshua Phillips as first class, Jacob Phillips as a tiger cub, his mother Dawn Phillips who is a Cub Master of Pack No. 316 and his father, Jason Phillips Sr., who was also involved in scouting while he was younger.

Phillips received citations personally presented by Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-Pa.), state Rep. Mike Carroll, Moosic Mayor Jim Segilia, The Knights of Pythias and the Union Sons of the Civil War.