Michigan Boy Scout earns all 121 merit badges

Associated Press

LINCOLN PARK, Mich. - An 18-year-old from Lincoln Park is being honored for earning all of the Boy Scouts' 121 merit badges.

Andrew Schigelone says he was 12 when he set out to earn all possible merit badges before turning 18.

He tells the Detroit Free Press he "wasn't too serious about it" until racking up 35 badges over three years at a camp in Metamora and realizing the goal was possible.

The Gabriel Richard High School senior got his final merit badge for archaeology Dec. 11.

Rick Williamson heads the 4,700-member Detroit Area Council of Boy Scouts of America and says no one has earned all 121 badges since its 1910 founding.

The Boy Scouts are honoring Schigelone's accomplishment Thursday and recognizing him as an Eagle Scout.


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