Ian Matches passed away on April 16, 2017. He was born on October 8, 1996.

Ian was very active in the Boy Scouts of America, having achieved the rank of Eagle Scout as well as being a Vigil Honor member of scouting’s Order of the Arrow and a Firebuilder in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. He loved taking on opportunities to lead and serve, and to give back to scouting. He served on staff at the 2013 National Jamboree and at the 2015 National Order of the Arrow Conference. He was also a staff member at the Naish Scout Reservation, He graduated in 2015 from Olathe East High School, where he was a National Merit Semifinalist. He was a great lover of music, science, and philosophy.

Ian is survived by his parents, Tom and Terri Matches, and by his brother, Connor. A celebration of Ian’s life will take place on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at 2:00 pm at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 11100 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS 66210. The family suggests memorial contributions to a fund in memory of Ian:

Naish Scout Reservation – Camp Staff College Scholarship Fund

c/o Heart of America Council

10210 Holmes Road

Kansas City, MO 64131

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