A Boy Scout in Dallas is on a mission to achieve rarest award

June 12, 2019 07:28 PM

Achieving the rank of Eagle Scout is a big accomplishment for any Boy Scout. 

Thirteen-year-old Baxter Perry-Miller from Dallas is trying to do something even more special. 


The Hornaday Silver Medal is the rarest medal in the Boy Scouts organization. It's so rare that only 114 scouts have earned it since 1975. 

The medal is awarded to any scout who completes four significant projects in environmental conservation. Baxter designed a plan to place trash and recycling bins along a four-mile trail. 

"All it takes is one person to change how we think about things," he said.

When it's finished,  Baxter will receive the Hornaday Badge, one step closer to the prized silver medal.

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