Adam Mattia a member of Boy Scout Troop 62, of Orange, has earned the honor of Eagle Scout, the highest rank that the Boy Scouts offers. Only three to four percent of Boy Scout members ever attain this prestigious honor.

Adam, age 16, of Bridge City has earned 31 merit badges, with 21 being required to receive the Eagle Scout award.

Adam would like to thank his fellow scouts and leaders as well as Mr. Donnie Stanton of the Beaumont Waste Water Treatment, for the assistance and opportunity to build and install 10 Wood Duck nesting boxes. These nesting boxes will increase the duck population making the biome a healthier and more enriched area.

A ceremony honoring Adam will take place at Faith United Methodist Church in Orange March 1.