By Brenda Erdahl:
Nicholas Borgert of Maple Lake Boy Scouts Troop 219 was honored as a new Eagle Scout at his Eagle Scout Court of Honor, Thursday, June 7 at the Maple Lake American Legion. The Legion is the Troop 219 Charter sponsor.
Borgert earned the Eagle Scout rank by meeting the difficult requirements and serving his community by painting fire hydrants for his Eagle Scout project.
Eagle Scout is the Boy Scout’s highest honor. Many boys covet it, but only a few have the fortitude to attain it. In fact, according to Scouting Magazine, only about six percent reach it.
Borgert, the son of Chris and Shawn Borgert, has been an active scout in Maple Lake for seven years and has a deep love of the outdoors and outdoor sporting activities such as camping, hiking, fishing, and hunting. He is a second-generation Eagle Scout and is looking forward to continuing to serve the troop while he pursues his passion as an auto mechanic, his dad said.
Borgert recently graduated from Maple Lake HS and Wright Technical HS with his ASE Certification in Automotive Technology. He was assisted in his Eagle Scout achievement by Scoutmaster Al Loch and former Scoutmaster John Northenscold Jr.
Maple Lake has produced an Eagle Scout almost every year since 1999. In 2011 a record-high three scouts attained it.