Matthew McGroarty is a native of Las Vegas, Nevada, and has been a Scout ever since the first grade. Matthew earned his Eagle award at 14, continued to stay active in his troop, and has attained 15 palms. He is an active and contributing member to the Las Vegas Area Council where he has helped with and put on many Council trainings, spoken at and emceed numerous Council events and dinners, is a founding member of the Las Vegas Area Council's Venturing Officers Association and Committee, and is a Vigil Honor member of his Order of the Arrow lodge.
Matthew joined Venturing the day he became eligible to the program. Over the past six years, he has earned the Ranger, Quest, Trust, and Silver awards and he has been presented with the Council Venturing Leadership Award by the Las Vegas Area Council and the National Venturing Leadership Award by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America's Youth Development Team. Matthew has been with his council's VOA since it was founded in 2004 where he went on to serve as president for nearly three years. Matthew continues to serve as a member of the Las Vegas Area Council's Venturing Committee.
Outside of Scouting, Matthew is currently a fulltime student attending the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where he is studying for a degree in Business focusing on Entrepreneurship and Accounting while also studying Business-Law. After graduating, he is planning to further seek his Masters in Business Administration and his Juris Doctorate. In his spare time, Matthew enjoys reading, writing, backpacking, hiking, building models, playing 14 different musical instruments including piano, violin, and banjo, and growing the new business he started with his brother and friends.