Last night was my Troop and Crew’s Court of Honor. 16 boys earned 97 merit badges (5 boys each earned 8 merit badges apiece, which is an extraordinary number from attending Scout Camp), we gave out three Venturing Bronze awards and one Venturing Ranger award (the first time in Crew 250 history one had been given out). It was an exciting night for the boys, but they also pulled a surprise on me.