LAKE ITASCA, Minn. (AP) — Dylan Burger’s work to become an Eagle Scout has been sidetracked by politics.

The 17-year-old is among the Boys Scouts from New Ulm kicked out of Itasca State Park because a state government shutdown caused by a budget disagreement. Minnesota’s 66 state parks are among the many facets of government affected.

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Burger says he’s frustrated by the politics surrounding the shutdown. The teen says “it’s like two little children fighting over a goal.” Burger says it’s sad lawmakers can’t reach an agreement for the benefit of the state.

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Minnesota Public Radio News says the scouts canceled their 20-mile hike and pulled up their tent stakes Thursday. Work on merit badges will have to be done another day.

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