ROSE HILL, Kansas -- Jeremy Ebert, a local Eagle Scout, is one of only two Kansans in the history of scouting to earn all 134 merit badges.
"They don't all fit because there's so many," says 18-year-old Jeremy.
He earned Scouting's highest honor by becoming an Eagle Scout earlier this year.
But his latest accomplishment is earning him a place in Kansas scouting history.
"I said to myself when I was little, I wanted to earn all the merit badges. I didn't follow through because a lot of the badges aren't that easy," says Jeremy.
Over a decade later, it's another goal accomplished.
About 22 badges are needed to become an Eagle Scout.
Jeremy went above and beyond earning all 134 merit badges.
Jeremy started working toward his goal after the Boy Scout centennial celebration The National Jamboree in 2010.
"At the time, I had 30 merit badges. I earned a hundred merit badges in about two years," explains Jeremy.
He learned new things along the way.
"When I started this, I did not know how to cycle. Basically, over a year, I learned and got myself to ride 50 miles within an eight hour period."
He learned that he enjoyed water skiing, welding, chemistry and composite materials, though not necessarily together.
"I don't think I wanna be a water skiing nuclear physicist."
And he learned it wasn't possible without help.
"I honestly can say I would not have earned all the merit badges had it not been for my family," admits Jeremy.
Jeremy is the second person in Kansas to achieve the completion of all 134 scouting merit badges.
There have been a total of 182 in the United States to reach the same accomplishment since 1910.