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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun May 22, 2016

Marty Metzger

Retired scoutmaster reflects on 17-year career

As a teen, Marty Metzger never became an Eagle Scout, but that didn’t stop the former scoutmaster from seeing 27 young men reach the highest ranking in his Boys Scouts of America troop, and it certainly didn’t stop him from impacting the lives of many other Scouts. Metzger, an Austin resident who is retired from the Air Force, retired from his 17-year career as scoutmaster for Troop 201 in Cabot this year. “It was a decision,” he said. “I’ve got four grandkids now, and Scouting can take up a lot of time. I just decided that my original plan was to retire at 60, but with the... READ MORE

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