Unionville grad soars at Troop 22 Eagle

Eagle Scout Lenny Johnson proudly displays his framed badges, a gift from Troop 22 in Unionville.
Johnsonís bird blind in the Poconos is an impressive Eagle Project.

Leonard Johnson III, son of Sylvia and Robert Amis and the late Leonard Johnson Jr., and brother to Lindsey Johnson, earned the rank of Eagle Scout in February, 2014. Lenny is a recent graduate of Unionville High School and participated in SHOC (Students Helping Other Classmates) and UNITY (as a hand-picked mentor for new students). He had been a member of the high school football team since ninth grade, playing varsity during his junior and senior years. In 2012, the team went on to be the Chesmont Champions.

As a sophomore and junior, he threw the shot-put in spring track. He also played and coached in the URA basketball league. For the last two years, Lenny participated in the Unionville Fashion Show helping to raise money for the after-prom. He is presently a delivery driver, bus boy and dishwasher at Floga Bistro Restaurant. He will attend Millersville University in the fall.

He began Scouting at age 7 as a Cub Scout with St. Cornelius Pack 916. After earning the Arrow of Light Award, Lenny crossed over into Boy Scout Troop 22 in 2007, led by Scoutmaster John McCabe. His leadership roles within the Troop included Assistant Senior Patrol Leader and Librarian. Lenny earned First Year First Class, World Conservation, Good Citizenship Awards and the Boy Scout Recruiter Strip. He was elected into the Order of the Arrow and is a member of Octorara Lodge 22.

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He earned 44 merit badges and has been the top seller in popcorn and Joe Corbi’s pizza sales throughout his Scouting career. Lenny’s community service includes Pocopson Founders Day, Red Clay Cleanup, and the Unionville Community Fair. His favorite service though was the Kennett Food Cupboard, where he volunteered with both his Troop and high school history class. He continued his Troop activities during each summer by attending Scouting camps including Camps Rodney, Ware, Horseshoe, and Resica Falls. He also attended numerous science camps. Additionally, Lenny attended three High Adventure trips. They included tubing, waterskiing and fishing on the Rappahannock River at Rivah Base in Virginia, camping, portaging and earning the 75 Miler Award canoeing at Northern Tier in Canada, as well as sailing and achieving the Snorkeling award in the Bahamas at Sea Base.

For his Eagle Project, he constructed a lakeside public bird blind for the benefit of Locust Lake Village in the Pocono Mountains. This will allow the members of the community to have a protected view and photograph the numerous species of birds in the area. Lenny planned, solicited donations, secured materials, and coordinated the building and placement of the bird blind. The extensive project included 318 volunteer hours.