Hudson Scout receives 98 merit badges at Court of Honor ceremony | Local Ads
HUDSON – Alexander Do of Hudson, 14, a Boy Scout with Troop 102, received 98 merit badges in a single ceremony recently held at the Hudson American Legion Post 184.
Alexander, a scout for not quite a year and a half, not only amassed a total of 103 merit badges, but he also achieved the rank of Star Scout, bestowed on that same court of honor. This is the sixth of eight stages leading to Eagle Scout, scouting’s highest honor.
Alexander says he earned this incredible number of merit badges by making the best use of his time during the global virus pandemic.
By fall 2021, Alexander says he hopes to achieve the coveted Eagle Scout rank; a new scout at Eagle in two and a half years.
He is a student and Junior ROTC member at LaSalle Institute, a preparatory school in Troy, and he plans to attend Wharton, the business college at the University of Pennsylvania.
Shown with Alexander is Mike Madison, Assistant Scout Master, also recognized with a worldwide award called the Wood Badge for achievement in a Scout Leadership Program for Adult Leaders. The goal of Wood Badge courses is to develop better Scout leaders by teaching advanced leadership skills and creating a bond and commitment to the international Scout movement.
Boy Scout Troop 102 has been sponsored by the Hudson Legion Post for almost 100 years.