Robert E. Burgy, the volunteer district commissioner in the Boy Scouts of America Robert E. Hadley District (Clinton County), recently received the BSA Silver Beaver Award. As district commissioner, he is responsible for unit service to Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts.
The Silver Beaver is the highest BSA National Scouting award that a local Boy Scout Council bestows upon an adult to recognize outstanding service in Scouting, either of an exceptional nature or for an extended period of time.
Burgy has served the Clinton County Boy Scout district for the past four years.
In 1962, he received his Eagle Scout Award and later the Bronze Palm Award and the Gold Palm Award for additional merit badges earned in addition to the Eagle Scout requirements. He was a member of Wright-Patterson AFB Scout Troop 162.
Following graduation from Fairborn High School and Miami University with an ROTC second lieutenant commission in the U.S. Air Force, Burgy served 30 years as a USAF Air Intelligence Officer. During his service he earned a second Bachelor’s Degree from Wright State University and dual Master’s degrees from the University of Cincinnati.
A Vietnam veteran, he retired in 2001 as a full colonel.
Scouting awards received by Burgy include the BSA District Award of Merit, the Distinguished Commissioner Award and the Legend of Tecumseh Council Award. Burgy resides in the Waynesville area.