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Burnstedt to be honored for earning Eagle Scout Award

Nov 15, 2012

Boy Scout Mitchell Logan Burnstedt, a member of Troop 24 in Mount Pleasant, will be honored at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Oakland Mills Nature Center in Mount Pleasant for achieving the Eagle Scout Award, Boy Scouting’s highest honor.

Burnstedt, now age 15, earned the honor at age 14. He is the son of Mark Burnstedt and Cari and Chris Nicely. Grandparents are Gary and Judy Burnstedt; Ray Griffin and the late Martha Griffin; and Frank and Sue Nicely.

To become an Eagle Scout, Burnstedt earned 39 merit badges and served his troop in a variety of leadership roles, including attending National Youth Leadership Training at Camp Saukenauk in 2011. He also completed a community service project: constructing four bluebird houses, five fishing line recycling bins, six kestrel boxes, and labeled trees in the Whitham Woods courtyard for the Jefferson County Conservation Department. He posted an informational sign in the kiosk at Whitham Woods with cooperation from the conservation department and the Fairfield Trails Council. This sign names all the donors to the entire project.

He began his scouting career as a Tiger Cub and has moved through all the ranks, including the Arrow of Light, to achieve this honor. He is a Firebuilder in the Tribe of the Silver Tomahawk, an honor society headquartered at Camp Eastman near Nauvoo, Ill.

A freshmen at Fairfield High School, he is active in band, wrestling and soccer with the Fairfield Area Soccer Association’s U16 team. He is a member of First United Methodist Church in Fairfield.

All friends, relatives, and those who have helped Burnstedt along his Eagle trail are invited to the ceremony. Evening Rotary in Mount Pleasant is the troop’s chartered organization.

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