Eagle Scout Earns 134 Merit Badges

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Robert McKay, a junior at Lakeview High School, was honored at a Boy Scout breakfast last week for earning every merit badge possible.

In all, he earned 134 of them. McKay said he did some research and he said less than 200 Boy Scouts have earned all 134 merit badges in the history of Boy Scouts.

He said after earning his Eagle Scout Award, which requires 21 merit badges, he set a goal to earn all of them.

McKay said bugling was the hardest one to earn because he used to play the clarinet and it was hard to transition from a woodwind instrument to a brass one. Two of the more interesting merit badges he earned were drafting, a skill he said is essentially obsolete because of computers, and surveying.

He said it takes about one month to earn a merit badge.

To see more about McKay’s accomplishment, click on the attached video.

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