Eagle Scout pinned

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.

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Nick Gantz became an Eagle Scout on Sunday. He’s with his parents, Pam and Joe Gantz.

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Pam Gantz pins the Eagle Scout award on her son, Nick.

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As Nick Gantz repeats the Eagle Promise, all Eagle Scouts in the room repeat it with him.

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Nick’s scouting career is displayed at the ceremony.

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The cake – from Lubeley’s Bakery

2 thoughts on “Eagle Scout pinned

  1. Congratulations Nick! If more young men were like you and so many other Eagle Scouts maybe juvenile crime would be lower. Parents involvement is one of the key factors in raising young men and ladies. I can see in the photo your mother and father are most proud of you. A leader is not born, a leader is made and you young man are on your way. Lead, Follow or get out of the way.

  2. Congratulations, Nick! That’s quite an achievement….one to be proud of! Good job. And….good job, Joe and Pam.