|Kenneth Joseph Basford of Burnham has earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts, the Eagle Scout Award. He was recognized Saturday, March 14th at Saint Martin's Episcopal Church in Palmyra.
A member of American Legion Troop 63, Kenneth is one of approximately four percent of all Boy Scouts who attain the Eagle Rank, according to Scoutmaster Rod Charette.
Kenneth has earned over fifty merit badges, including the required eagle badges. He also successfully completed a community-related service project to earn his Eagle. He chose to build bird houses for the American Kestrel, a predatory bird whose habitat is disappearing. He found an expert, planned the project, gathered materials, made birdhouse building kits, organized and implemented a building workshop, ant then placed the birdhouses appropriately.
Kenneth is a senior at Maine Central Institute and hopes to attend Kennebec Valley Community College to study precision metal work.
He is the son of Rick and Barbara Basford of Burnham.
Kenneth Basford presented with the Eagle Scout award by Scoutmaster Rod Charette.