Scout trying to earn merit badge in all 50 states makes 42nd stop at H-D Museum
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee's Harley-Davidson Museum welcomed 15-year-old Taylor Bell, who's on a remarkable mission. The Tennessee teenager is a member of the Boy Scouts, and she was at the museum to earn an engineering merit badge.
Bell's goal is to earn a merit badge in all 50 states, and Wisconsin is now her 42nd state.
Bell says her ambitious goal grew out of a sibling rivalry.
"My brother started doing this about eight-ish years ago, whenever he was in scouting. And he tried to earn a merit badge in every state and he got up to 32 states about, and now he's in college. So whenever I got the opportunity to join Boy Scouts, I was like, I'm gonna do that too and I'm gonna beat him," Bell said.
She has beaten him already! Bell says her brother visited the Harley-Davidson Museum during his merit badge travels and he loved it. She says it more than lived up to her expectations.