Conor Metz of Troop 444 in Farragut received his Eagle Scout Award at a Court of Honor held May 2.
He is Eagle Scout No. 125 for Troop 444, which was established in 1991 and is chartered by Farragut Presbyterian Church. Conor is a son of Ann and David Metz and the brother of Brian Metz, who is also an Eagle Scout.
Conor, 17, joined Troop 444 in 2010 after five years in Cub Scouting with Pack 125 and Pack 630. In the subsequent years, he has enjoyed hiking, climbing, camping, mountain biking, and kayaking, among many other outdoor pursuits.
This summer he will attend the Boy Scouts’ National High Adventure Sea Base, where he will spend a week aboard a 40-foot sailboat in the Caribbean Sea with four other Scouts and two leaders from Troop 444.
To earn the rank of Eagle, a Boy Scout must complete at least 21 merit badges and demonstrate leadership and community service in organizing and carrying out an Eagle project.
Conor’s Eagle project involved the design and construction of a prayer garden dedicated to Our Lady of Guadalupe at Knoxville’s All Saints Church, where he is a parishioner.
Conor just wrapped up his junior year at Knoxville Catholic High School, where he is active in student government and the school’s journalism and multimedia programs, and is a member of the Spanish Honor Society. Conor also rows competitively with East Tennessee Rowing in Louisville, Tenn.