Grand Island Hosts Hundreds of Boy Scouts


About 600 boy scouts from across the Midwest are camped out in Grand Island - the host of Merit Badge University for the past seven years.

Leather work is just one of more than 80 badges they could choose from to earn this weekend.

For Aron Kelley, it's a family affair.

He's a quadruplet, and all of his brothers joined him at Stuhr Museum.

The badges Kelley chose to pursue all have a common theme.

"Metal work, tinsmith and leather work and it all involves making stuff. I just like to make stuff," said the member of Troop 114 in Grand Island.

Badge classes took place all around Hall County, but all those scouts returned to Stuhr Museum to make camp.

They headed out Sunday after a flag ceremony.