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Eagle Scout candidate Eric Fletcher (second row, middle) is joined Wednesday by (front row, from left) Thomas Hunt, Isaac Sanchez (second row, left) Brian Dykstra, (second row, right) Brandon Dykstra, (third row, from left), Pam Hunt, Dustin Hunt, Assistant Scoutmaster Scott Hunt and committee member Bill Kleve. (Gordy Moore/Daily Globe)

A badge of honor, being earned with fire engine red

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WORTHINGTON - How many Boy Scouts does it take to paint a fire hydrant?

One, if he has plenty of pals and the right type of paint to get the job done.

Just ask Eric Fletcher, a 16-year-old Worthington High School rising junior who set out on Wednesday to update 31 fire hydrants on the east side of town in an effort to meet the requirements for an Eagle Scout badge.

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