Native Elkhart Co. contestant in a game show with Jay Leno

ELKHART COUNTY, Indiana (WNDU) – Of all the random social media posts Nathan Hite has received in the past year, one has certainly stood out.

“He knew a lot of details. And usually when they put in details, it’s like it’s legitimate. It’s cool, ”Hite remarked.

Hite’s legendary boy scout career – he is the most decorated scout in US history – caught the attention of producers for You bet your life, Jay Leno’s reboot of the classic quiz long hosted by comedian Groucho Marx.

“It’s weird to think the Boy Scouts got me on a game show,” Hite said. “I would never expect that at all. But yeah, it’s really cool to think, I guess.

Hite and his show partner shared $ 5,000 in earnings when the episode aired in late September.

“I didn’t do too well. I haven’t answered any other questions, but I don’t care. My friends are giving me a hard time, ”Hite said. “It was a good time anyway.”

On the one hand, he met Jay Leno.

“He made you feel very welcome,” Hite said. “It was a good time to meet him, to play with jokes. And it was just – he’s a great guy.

The best part was meeting people from all walks of life.

“I made a permanent bond that I never would have made if I hadn’t been on the show,” Hite said.

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