He has a goal to earn all the merit badges like Troy did as a boy so he works a lot on Scouting. And this summer he worked especially hard (pretty much an hour or two or often more every day) to complete as many as possible.
It helped that he attended the national Boy Scout Jamboree but frankly that experience didn't produce nearly the amount of merit badges I had expected. Christian also went to regular Scout camp this summer and earned a few there. But most were completed during his free time at home (and they each took a lot of time so it wasn't easy!) with the help of Troy and many other local resources.
The bottom right badge wasn't in yet so he will get that later but from left to right and top to bottom they are:
Small Boat Sailing
This brings his total up to 101! His short term goal is to get to 120 which will completely fill both sides of his sash after which he will start overlapping them. We are very proud of our boy! To earn the rest of them he has thirty-some left which includes several that have been announced that are not yet available.