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Burnett earns Eagle Scout rank


Christopher Chance Burnett, son of Les and Marilyn Cecil of Versailles, has achieved Boy Scouting's highest rank, that of Eagle Scout.

Chance, 16, is a member of Boy Scout Troop 400, sponsored by South Elkhorn Baptist Church in Lexington. He began his scouting career in 2006 as a Tiger Cub in Den 8 of Pack 32 in Versailles. He achieved the highest award in Cub Scouting, the Arrow of Light, before he became a Boy Scout in 2011.

Serving Troop 400 as co-bugler, assistant patrol leader and senior patrol leader, Chance earned 24 merit badges and was inducted into the Kawida Lodge of the Order of the Arrow in 2013.

For his Eagle Scout Service Project, Chance led a group of scouts, parents and family members in landscaping, building and installing benches and assembling a storage shed at Northside Elementary School in Midway.

The project finished out an area started by students and teachers who planted five 4x4-foot grow boxes. A mulch border was built around the entire 8x40-foot area and the benches were installed between the grow boxes. The storage shed provided a place for gardening tools and supplies.

Following a Board of Review on Oct. 19, 2016, Chance was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. He received his badge during his Eagle Court of Honor on Feb. 12.

Chance is a junior at Woodford County High School and a member of Versailles United Methodist Church. He is also a member of the Woodford County High School Band, the WCHS Lacrosse Team, the National Honor Society and Beta Club and the Bluegrass Bandits travelling lacrosse team.

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