Mazomanie Eagle Scout earns every merit badge, a rare honor

Nico Savidge, via a kind reader’s email:

There isn’t a lot of open space, to say the least, on the sash Colin Paiva wears across his chest.
That’s because just about every inch of it seems to be taken up by the Eagle Scout’s merit badges — 133 of them, in all. Every single one a Scout can now earn plus three that have been discontinued.
Such an accomplishment puts Paiva, a 16-year-old student at Edgewood High School, in rarified air among scouts: More than 100 million young men have joined the Boy Scouts since it was founded in 1910, but fewer than 200 have gotten every badge.