Rebecca Hooper, who is 9 years old, had become the first female Cub Scout to earn all 33 available badges, and it is believed she is the youngest ever to do so. When her Scout leader jokingly told her she had to get all the badges that exist if she wanted her silver award, Rebecca took her at her word.
She spent her summer holiday doing things like visiting an observatory (astronomer badge), cooking her family a roast dinner (cook badge), taking part in a litter picking campaign (global conservationist badge), growing beans and sugar crystals (scientist badge) and learning how to repair a bicycle (cyclist badge) .
She’ll be old enough to join the Sea Scouts next year, and she’s already got her eyes set on their 60 badges. And she wants to be a vet when she grows up. Anyway, I seem to remember a discussion a while back when we were talking about girls needing to have more positive role models in life than soap stars and singers, and I reckon this lass just might turn out to be one. Go, Rebecca!