Randolph Keith Treese, 18, of Montgomery, has earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts, the Eagle Scout Award.
Treese was recognized in a ceremony Aug. 12. A member of Montgomery Lions Boy Scout Troop 28, Treese is one of about 4 percent of all Boy Scouts who attain the Eagle rank.
Each candidate must earn 21 merit badges and successfully complete a community, church or chartered organization-related service project to earn the Eagle. Treese chose to repair and remodel the basement of the Montgomery Lions Hall.
Treese's Scouting career began as a Tiger Cub in 2001, earning Cub Scouting's highest award, the Arrow of Light, in 2005. Treese also earned both Catholic Religious Emblems available to Cub Scouts, the Light of Christ and the Parvuli Dei.
He was one of the first members of the Montgomery Troop, as it was being resurrected in 2005. The troop had disbanded sometime in the 1980s.
Treese held numerous leadership positions within his troop over the years, including Patrol Leader of the Wolf Patrol, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Senior Patrol Leader, Troop Guide, Order of The Arrow Troop Representative and a Den Chief for the Montgomery Cub Scout Pack.
Treese completed National Youth Leadership Training in 2008, and served as a youth staff member for the Wood Badge adult leader training in 2011.
Treese is giving back to his troop as an adult leader since turning 18, serving as an assistant Scoutmaster. He also is a member of Venturing Crew No. 2623, Milton.
As a Venturer, he was invited to be a member of the Crew 007 Contingency to West Point's Scoutmasters' Council Camporee in 2011 and 2012. Treese has worked on staff at Camp Karoondinha as a shooting sports instructor for summer camp in 2010, 2011 and 2012, as well as helped with numerous Cub Scout events, including Cubs in Camp.
Treese is a Brotherhood member in the Woapeu Sisilija Lodge No. 343 Order of The Arrow, Scouting's national honor society.
Treese is the son of John M. Treese Jr. and Darla M. Treese.
Treese is a member of Church of the Resurrection, Muncy. He is an avid shooter and a member of the Amateur Trapshooting Association. As a member of the Keystone Sportsmen's Association Youth Trap team, he's competed at the Pennsylvania State Trap Shoot for the past several years.
A 2012 graduate of Montgomery Area High School, Treese plans to enter the Army.