Moms First: Local teen who made Boy Scout history now hopes to inspire others

Local teen who made Boy Scout history now hopes to inspire others. // WSBT 22 photo

We first told you about an amazing young man last May who made history.

WSBT 22 has an update on a local teen who made Boy Scout history. Nathan Hite from Elkhart achieved what most boys dream of.

He became the most decorated Boy Scout in the 107 year history of Boy Scouts of America and now he's hoping to inspire others to follow their dreams.

Hite, who made eagle scout at just 13-years-old, says the Boy Scout Oath can never be forgotten.

"I think it’s very important for boys to become men," said Hite.

Hite made history with 143 merit badges.

"I'm now the most decorated and have more merit badges than anyone in history," said Hite.

Tuesday, Hite is working and saving money to attend IU South Bend in the fall to study business.

"I would still like to become an assistant scoutmaster in the future," said Hite.

Hite says he's grateful for the lifelong friendships made in Boy Scouts and guidance he was given.

He hopes to someday be able to give back.

"It would be to mentor the kids, help keep them from doing something bad, to have them come back where they are and say I am safe in this area and do something without being bad," said Hite.

Hite says his favorite badge is for aviation, when they did a merit badge clinic at the airport and were able to fly the plane with the pilot.

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