Becoming an Eagle Scout at age 16 is a real feat, and Rick and Joyce Storck, of Greenfield are very proud of their grandson, Garrett Matz of Andover, for working so hard toward this achievement.
Eagle Scout is the highest rank a Boy Scout can achieve and is obtained by only two percent of the organization’s overall membership, who must fulfill all requirements before turning 18.
Matz received this honor in November.
Matz was a leader in his troop and very active in is role as historian. For his final project Matz planned, designed, solicited donations from businesses in his area for, and supervised the construction of wooden flag boxes used to hold a flag that has been given to family members after a veteran’s funeral. These boxes have a glass top so the flag can be seen, but will remain clean and dust free forever. These boxes were given to the V.F.W. and American Legion to distribute to the wives and families of veterans.
Garret, the son of Steve and Sarah (Storck) Matz of Andover (both Rockford High School graduates), is a junior at Andover High School and is active in plays, speech and German.