After joining Troop 17 in 2000, Matt has been an active Seventeener for the last seven years, having attended five summer camps, five ski trips and two Philmont High adventures.

Matt’s first leadership position was as a Den Chief for Pack 489 at Conway School earning him the troop’s Cub Service Award.

After serving as an Assistant Patrol Leader and then Patrol Leader of the Eagle Patrol, Matt was a troop instructor for 15 months teaching younger scouts. He has also served concurrently as one of the troop Quartermasters and finally as a Junior Assistant Scoutmaster.

In his climb up the trail to Eagle, Matt’s optional merit badges have shown a very eclectic flavor – varying from Wilderness Survival, Wood Carving, Pioneering, Rifle Shooting, Mammal Study, Indian Lore, and Electricity.

Matt’s active outdoor interests and five years at the troop’s annual summer camp were capped off with his participation in the troop’s 2003 and 2005 trips to Philmont Scout Ranch, Scouting’s high adventure camp in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of New Mexico.

In 2003, Matt was elected by his fellow campers to the Order of the Arrow, scouting’s national recognition society for honor campers. Matt is also a member of the Bakers – Troop Seventeen’s unique organization for older scouts. He also completed the Mile Swim in 2002.

For his Eagle service project, Matt led the effort to enhance the soccer field at Loyola Academy. This consisted of building soccer goals out of PVC pipe and netting and then resurfacing the asphalt and remarking the soccer lines.

Matt attended St. Louis University High School where his favorite subjects were history and art. He achieved second honors in the Spring 2006 semester and maintained a B average or better every  previous semester. Matt attended a summer engineering camp at Mizzou where he and two other  students designed a bridge. They came in 3rd overall and won first place for aesthetics. Matt was accepted to Kansas State University where he plans to major in architectural engineering and electrical engineering.

Matt lettered in cross-country, racquetball, wrestling, and varsity tennis. He received a medal for being on the varsity tennis team last year when they won the state tournament.

Matt worked at Dierberg’ s Market and assisted his father at his engineering company.

Matt volunteered for two years, working at Loyola Academy, a non-profit middle school designed to help underprivileged kids achieve well in high school and rise out of poverty with a desire to help others do the same.

Matt Fiedler —

Honor Patrol… Baker… Order of the Arrow… Scholar… Athlete… Outdoorsman… Eagle Scout