Of the 110 million boys who have participated in scouts, only about 250 have earned all of the possible badges awarded by the organization. The most recent youth to do so hails from Troop 200 in Nixa. KSMU’s Anna Thomas reports how this Eagle Scout earned all 139 badges.
17-year old Baron Ryan took about five years to earn all the badges from chemistry and movie making to scuba diving and pottery.
A new initiative called the Responsible Beverage Service (RBS) Support Program hopes to curb underage and risky drinking in Greene County. KSMU’s Julie Greene attended the program’s launch and has the story.
“Alcohol is the number one drug problem among our youth. It kills five times more teens than all other drugs combined. 90 percent of the reported rapes involve alcohol use among the victims and/or the perpetrators…This is why we’re doing this,” said Davis.
A northwest Arkansas sheriff’s deputy continues to recover from injuries he sustained in a car accident while on the job. KSMU’s Michele Skalicky has the story of how far he’s come.
Jonathan Moran had been working as a Carroll County Sheriff’s deputy for only about six months when the accident occurred. He was driving his patrol car to assist a fellow deputy with a domestic disturbance call in Oak Grove on July 7th.