Teen earns all 138 Boy Scouts of America merit badges



DRAPER, Utah — A 17-year-old earned his final Boy Scouts of America merit badge Sunday after setting a goal four years earlier to earn all 138 badges.

Draper resident Greg Memmott set his goal when he was 13 years old to earn every merit badge. He said one of his neighbors had accomplished the rare feat and it inspired him to go after the lofty goal. He received his Eagle Scout award when he was 14 and then went on to receive nine Eagle Palms during his quest to earn all the merit badges.

Over the four-year period, Memmott said on average, he spent around six hours a week working on requirements for each badge. The dedicated Boy Scout said he did most of the big projects and certification during the summer when he had more time.

“I separated them based on how difficult they were,” Memmott said. “Over the…

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