Shane Harvey Earns Rank of Eagle Scout



SHANE PATRICK HARVEY, age 15, of Troop 30 Oakland Township, was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout on September 25, 2013. An Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held on November 17, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Butler, where he is a member.

Shane is the son of Cheryl (VanDyke) Harvey of Chicora and Keith Harvey of Chicora. He is the grandson of Rosie VanDyke and the late William B. VanDyke of Butler, formerly of Freeport and Dorothea Harvey and the late Harold G. Harvey of Sarver.

Shane chose Alan Campbell as his Mentor for his project.

Shane follows in the footsteps of his older brother, Connor, who earned his Eagle Scout in 2012; younger brother Dillon, is a Star Scout.

For his Eagle Scout leadership service project, Shane chose Elliott Acres Therapeutic Riding Center in Chicora as the beneficiary of his project.

Elliott Acres provides riders with physical, mental or emotional challenges, find freedom on horseback. Shane, with the help of family, friends, adult leaders and members of Troop 30, and with very generous donations from 84 Lumber, Tractor Supply, Home Depot and Oesterling’s Lawn and Garden, built a 900 foot fence for a new riding trail, built a wall in the tack room, built shelves in the tack room, painted three horse barns, and painted the fence of the main show arena, including a handicapped accessible ramp for the rider to mount their horse and enter the arena. In all, the project took 175 service hours to complete.

Shane joined Cub Scout Pack 30 in September 2004. He was awarded the Arrow of Light, the highest award in Cub Scouts in February 2009. He was the Pack 30 overall Grand Champion for the Pinewood Derby in February 2009 and won Second Place overall in the District Pinewood Derby in March 2009. Shane joined Boy Scout Troop 30, which is sponsored by St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Butler,in March 2009.

He has earned 47 merit badges. He has held the positions of Den Chief, Patrol Leader, Assistant Patrol Leader, Scribe, Quartermaster and Historian.

Shane is in the 10th grade at Butler Intermediate High School. He is an 8 year member of 4-H and is the Secretary of the Butler County 4-H Beef Breeding Club. As a member of 4-H, he holds the titles of 2013 Supreme Champion Heifer and 2013 Reserve Champion Home Bred Market Steer. He is a member of Sons of the American Legion, Post 778, Lyndora.

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