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As of this summer, there is a chapel for campers at Camp Anderson of the Penn's Woods Council, Boy Scouts of America, in central Pennsylvania. The "Jake Cranage Memorial Chapel" is the result of a contribution for the chapel's initial cost three years ago by Juniata Lodge No. 282, Hollidaysburg.

For many years, a chapel was wanted at Camp Anderson and in 1997 the Masons of Juniata Lodge learned of the need and contributed what was to be the original cost. However, with revisions to the plans and site selections taking time, construction was delayed, costs rose, and priorities delayed the schedule. With additional donations, the chapel now has become a reality. It was during the period of delay that Jake Cranage, a Scout from Troop 103, Tyrone, was killed in a vehicle accident just before he was to receive the Eagle Award. In his honor the chapel was named for him.

Dale A. DeLozier (second from left), D.D.G.M., 20th Masonic District and a member of the Juniata Lodge, participated in ground-breaking ceremonies for the chapel. Others participating in the ceremonies staged by Boy Scout Troops 103 and 20 were: Crystal Ramsay, Administrative Council Member of Wesley United Methodist Church; David Hoffman, President of Camp Anderson; and Mr. and Mrs. Dave Cranage, parents of the late Jake Cranage.

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