Boy Scout earns all possible badges
Inspired by father's military role
- Duration 4:38
- Date Jun 24, 2012
Inspired by father's military role
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-- boys -- determines to meet the goal of getting every merit badge out there.
Through his military -- leadership advice and constant support.
He achieved just that to joining us now.
Our father and son lieutenant colonel Rodney Williams and currently instrument thanks so much for being here -- -- -- -- let me start with you.
Sanchez had some Helmand you a 130.
To merit badges what you wanna go for this.
Lol well I think -- A couple years ago to seven dot -- You know odds are just turning their badges -- -- interest today and then.
And at the halfway point just decide kind of go through a mall I mean what steps though it's my interest and as -- -- -- my next step.
You are won't.
All -- twelve boys out of two point seven million -- Scouts to have earned all of them how long it take you.
From beginning -- around their -- took me eight years he years in which what was the hardest wonder.
I say try -- It's -- either skating or.
Cycling cycling just took a long time a lot of hard work -- but my mom actually helped me out on that one I -- Miles and miles of biking.
That's kind of her back -- claim on her own that we can work together.
On -- and scuba diving with with that with a really great one.
And I know your dad was such an inspiration for you house now.
Well I mean -- -- into cub scouts he was just a great dad great reader have role model to me.
Because -- -- -- is but also because I guess.
Military values I guess I kind of parallel Boy Scouts.
And he's just kind of helped me along with mom they both work together this kind of raise new kind of how those values.
Also the boy scout shed and them I mean his encouragement and her encouragement just made at all.
-- -- I'm really proud to be able to have to be there you know John and work with them and counting their patents anxiously in -- economic plans.
Yes it must -- you see here is your son sick bit he was inspired by you hope to undergo this endeavor what was your proudest moment.
-- it it well.
-- his attorneys eagle scout my proudest moment because that was.
Over a period time when I was deploy undergone a lot of a lot of time 2007 and a lot of 2008 the year that -- and an eagle scout.
I was either deployed are getting ready to deploy so.
Be able to to really watch him move out independently again a lot with with what you do it all military spouses do stepped in when.
When service member -- so mom mom really.
But a big role in that but that was really proud and and they're just a lot of little moments as opposed to a lot of the big ones -- and that there's a lot of father and son time.
Yeah -- want to scuba dive site that has learned how to scuba dive with my son and we -- we've driven all of the United States for merit badge projects so.
What do you think it is about -- that allowed him to undertake this.
You know I think one was was Scott and as he said scanning is -- thing ever since he was six years old starting cub -- he really.
Enjoyed it had a lot of outdoors.
Those things that he has always credited to his whole life.
So and a whole lot of motivation.
And and then.
You I think over time it it just.
Kind grew and grew into what it was he -- he mentioned 2010 we're actually the national scout jamboree.
And and he kind of reaching a point of what let me do next in scouting so we -- minus try to -- -- -- -- 2010 to.
2012 I think he had about sixty to eighty badges left -- I think -- only had about fifty yourself so it was really push in the last two years what an accomplishment.
-- -- what is next for you do you ever consider joining the military.
You know it's kind of -- let -- that's -- dad Viacom definitely.
I -- -- see myself stepping into more of leadership role I just turned eighteen couple weeks ago and now my big thing after earning only fair that this is giving back.
To scouting -- our community problem.
I'm now -- -- assistant scoutmaster for troop when facing Kansas City that I work with through that -- -- -- -- -- special needs them.
I'm -- joined now a lot by the guys.
-- deathly benefit probably from a pile up more than they have play.
It's is is very rewarding work and I -- didn't.
We'll listless me you're an inspiration a -- Williams attacked colonel rob -- plans thanks so much for sharing.
You're great accomplishment -- second resolutions.