Justin Bintz of West Hartford, a member of Scout Troop 163, has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.
By Ronni Newton
There has been much to celebrate in the past few days for West Hartford resident Justin Bintz – who just days before his graduation from Conard High School participated in the Eagle Scout Court of Honor held by Troop 163 at Westminster Presbyterian Church.
Bintz achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in February after satisfying the requirements which included a project that will benefit many people in the West Hartford community. He built one large trail and another smaller trail to serve as a connection to the main loop of a trail at Holy Family Retreat Center on Tunxis Road. The work included clearing brush and tripping hazards, and creating a log border to delineate the pathway.
Bintz graduated with high honors from Conard on Tuesday and plans to attend Clarkson University in the fall, majoring in computer engineering and minoring in software engineering.
During his scouting career, Bintz has been a senior patrol leader and assistant senior patrol leader, and has accumulated more than 500 hours of community service. He has also been active with the Conard Ski Club and is a certified lifeguard who has worked as a camp counselor.
West Hartford Mayor Shari Cantor, on behalf of the entire Town Council, honored Bintz with a proclamation at the Eagle Scout Court of Honor on Sunday.
According to a representative of Troop 163, Bintz was the 150th member of the troop to achieve the Eagle Scout rank.
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