Eagle Scout Wesley Burchfield Honored by County Commission

May 23, 2011
Dwayne Page
Mike Foster, Wesley Burchfield, and his parents Penny and Kevin Burchfield

Eagle Scout Wesley Burchfield of Troop 347 was honored by the DeKalb County Commission Monday night.

The commission adopted a resolution paying tribute to Burchfield and declared that May 23,2011 be officially named "Eagle Scout, Wesley Burchfield Day".

The resolution states that "Whereas, the DeKalb County Commission and the DeKalb County Mayor wish to express their pride, respect, and appreciation to members of our community who so capably fulfill requirements and duties to reach lofty goals and levels of achievement.

Whereas, Wesley Burchfield has broad and diverse achievements. He has distinguished himself as a student, an athlete, and a community leader. We wish to bestow our honor tonight for all those goals, but especially for the years of work with the Boys Scouts.

Whereas, only a select few Boy Scouts earn the Eagle Award. This award is the pinnacle sought by many and earned by few.

Whereas, the DeKalb County Commission and the DeKalb County Mayor wish to thank Wesley Burchfield, his family, and other scouts who helped him and his leaders for the honors they have brought to themselves and DeKalb County."

Burchfield enjoys camping, hiking, and canoeing.

He has been involved in Scouts since he was in First Grade.

He has earned 37 Merit Badges

For his Eagle Project, he sanded and refinished over 750 chairs for the Smithville Fiddlers Jamboree.

Burchfield is a 2011 graduate of DCHS. He will be attending Tennessee Tech in the fall.

Soccer is his favorite sport. He played soccer for DCHS and made the First Team All District this year.

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