When he first joined Scouting, Edward "Kirk" Ucinski IV had no idea that his path would not only lead him to earning the coveted Eagle Scout Award, but would result in him being chosen to become The American Legion Department of Missouri Eagle Scout of the Year for 2019. This in and of itself was an unexpected honor bestowed upon very few. Most Boy Scout troops and Scouting councils seldom have a nominee's packet move to the final selection, let alone be chosen to receive this impressive and monumental honor. Kirk was one of the few who went above and beyond anyone's farthest expectations.
Kirk is a member of Troop 784 and Crew 2784, both of which are chartered by American Legion organizations, in the Gravois Trail District of the Greater St. Louis Area Council. Presently, Kirk is a senior at Rockwood Summit High School for the fall 2019/Spring 2020 school year. He is an active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, where he is an altar server. Kirk also volunteers with the Sons of The American Legion and is an active member of his high school band.
For his Eagle Scout project, Kirk built a veterans' memorial garden at American Legion Post 400 in Fenton. He was even fortunate enough to be congratulated in person by his Congressional representative, Ann Wagner, who is a strong supporter of our nation's veterans. This was something that he was amazed by and is extremely appreciative of.