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One would almost think that scouting was a requirement

To be employed by NASA.


Of the 312 pilots and scientists selected as astronauts since 1959:

  • At least 207 have been identified as having been Scouts or active in Scouting.

    • This list includes:

      • 39 Eagle Scouts

      • 25 Life Scouts

      • 14 Star Scouts

      • 26 First Class Scouts

      • 17 Second Class Scouts

      • 13 Tenderfoot Scouts

      • 3 Explorers

      • 25 Cub Scouts

      • 10 Webelos Scouts

      • 1 King’s Scout (Great Britian's Eagle Scout)

      • 2 Wolf Scouts

      • 27 were Girl Scouts

  • Of the 27 men to travel to the moon on the Apollo 9 through Apollo 17 missions
    • 24 were Scouts, including 11 of the 12 men who physically walked on the moon's surface

  • All three members of the Apollo 13 crew were in Scouting

Welcome your new parents and share your Pack information by using color-coded folders. This will keep all pertinent information for each den together and add to the color scheme of the Cub Scouts. Use orange folders for Tigers, yellow for Wolves, blue for Bears, and green for Webelos.

Folders can contain a Calendar for the year, applications, information on YPT/Training, fees, fundraisers, mini Boy’s Life, BSA yellow parent handout, as well as an overview of the Scouting experience. Other suggestions would be to include a FAQ page and a list of common terms and acronyms so commonly used in Scouting.

Thank you Pack 675 for this great idea!!!

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