“293 Merit Badges,” New Era, April 2008, 38
293 Merit Badges
“It isn’t easy achieving 121 merit badges,” say brothers Scott and Bryce Vaughan of the Spring Creek Ward in Spring, Texas. That’s probably why so few Scouts across the United States ever accomplish the feat. But both Scott and Bryce earned all 121 merit badges sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America. Scott and Bryce say that their older brother, Austin, was one of their biggest supporters and helped inspire them to excel in Scouting.
“I never expected that Scott and I would complete all 121 merit badges,” says Bryce. “Once we got going we didn’t want to stop until we earned them all.” Between the three Vaughan brothers, who are all Eagle Scouts, they have a combined 293 merit badges. Austin, Scott, and Bryce are pictured from left to right.