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Current Events - June 22, 2012

Q: Curry McWilliams, an 18-year-old Eagle Scout from Leavenworth, has been in the news this past week for doing something that only about a dozen young people are able to do every year. What was it?

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Scout Merit Badges. (Flickr Photo by Zen Sutherland)

A: He earned every single Boy Scout merit badge available – all 132 of them!



Curry McWilliams, of Leavenworth, has done something only about a dozen others accomplish each year. The 18-year-old Boy Scout earned all 132 merit badges offered by the organization. Only 21 badges are required to earn the rank of Eagle Scout, but when McWilliams earned his Eagle Scout patch in 2008…he just kept going. The Boy Scouts of America doesn't encourage collecting all of the badges, so it doesn't keep track of just how many young people do it each year, but the organization says 12 individuals per year is a pretty good guess.


Leavenworth Boy Scout earns all 132 merit badges

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