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.
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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