Frisco teen has all 137 Boy Scout merit badges

Frisco teenager achieves rare scouting feat

Caleb Biddulph of Frisco is in very rare company. The 16-year-old 10th grader at Reedy High School has achieved all 137 merit badges as a Boy Scout.

The young man from Troop No. 216 first got into Boy Scouts at the age of 10 and became an Eagle Scout by age 12. At first, he got to 100 merit badges and figured, why stop?

"If I'm this close I might as well be one of the people who gets all of them," he said.

If there's anyone that's well aware of Caleb's mission, it's his parents, Ted and Carolyn Biddulph.

"Some [badges] will take two or three hours while others take two or three months," his father, who has a third of the number of badges, said.

He has so many badges they had to sew on extra fabric to the sash just to keep up. He said his favorite badge to achieve was in water sports. He said the hardest merit badge was likely in scuba-diving.

"We look back over that sash and each one of those merit badges has a story behind it," Carolyn said.

Caleb said even though he has no more badges to achieve he'll still enjoy the camp-outs and continue a boy scout tradition in his family going three generations.

"Getting the merit badges has helped me learn about perseverance and commitment and determination," he said.

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