Maplewood Richmond Heights Boy Scout Troop 362 scout, Nick Gantz, became a Boy Scout in 2009 — after beginning as a Cub Scout — and on Sunday at Immaculate Conception Church earned the highest rank. He became an Eagle Scout.
Gantz is going on to earn an additional five merit badges more than what’s required for Eagle (21), to earn a Bronze Palm.
For his Eagle Scout project, Gantz replaced wooden retaining walls with cinder blocks on about 20 raised beds in a community garden. The job took a day, with the help of other Scouts in the troop and some adult leaders.
In the ceremony, when it was Gantz’s turn to talk, after he said his thank you’s he finished with, “It’s more than just a pin; it’s become a way of life for me.”
Gantz is a senior at Maplewood Richmond Heights High School, and plays on the baseball team.