Persistence pays off for local Eagle Scout who earned every available Boy Scout badge

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A local Eagle Scout is being honored for a rare achievement. He has earned 136 scout badges, which is the full number of current badges available for a Boy Scout.

John Rosher is a senior at Pembroke Hill, and got his Eagle Scout at the age of 13. At the time, it was the youngest age anyone in his troop earned the Eagle Scout honor.

Since then Rosher decided he wanted to earn all 136 badges, which included bugling, scuba diving, and even nuclear science, his least favorite.

His parents say scouting has helped mold their son into who he is today.

“He’s grown up into a young adult who’s really knowledgeable and caring and considerate.  The scout oath and law is really his compass in life,” they said.

Years of working on these merit badges turned into a family affair.

Rosher’s dad is one of the leaders for the troop, and Rosher’s mom got scuba certified and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro with Rosher to help him earn some of the badges.

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