Henry Burket

Henry Burkert earns Eagle Scout Award

Henry Burket

Henry Burkert (center), of Troop 1 in Ballston Spa, received his Eagle Scout Award at a recent Court of Honor held at the Ballston Spa United Methodist church. Also pictured are Burkert’s mother, Amy Burkert; father and Eagle Scout, Karl Burkert (far right), and brothers Bill Burkert (far left) and Karl Burkert(second from left). Photo submitted.

BALLSTON SPA –  Henry Burkert, of Ballston Spa, received his Eagle Scout Award at At a recent meeting of the Troop 1 Court of Honor at the Ballston Spa United Methodist Church.

Burkert is the son of Amy and Karl Burkert, of Ballston Spa.  He is a member of Troop 1, which has continually been sponsored by Ballston Spa United Methodist Church since 1913.

To earn the Eagle Scout rank, a scout has to master numerous scout skills, demonstrate leadership skills and citizenship. A scout has to earn 21 merit badges of which 12 are required.  A scout has to perform many hours of community service and have held leadership positions in the troop.  Finally, a scout has to plan, organize and supervise a major service project that will benefit a chosen organization. The project demonstrates the scout’s leadership and organization skills.  Many times, the scout’s and volunteers’ time put into the project exceeds 100 hours.

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Burkert’s Eagle Scout project was to design plan a picnic area in Boise Family Park in Rock City Falls.  The project coordinated the installation of picnic tables and grills and the clearing of a large area within the park.

Burkert is a graduate from Ballston Spa High School and currently attends SUNY Oneonta as an English major.

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