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RememberSchiff posted a topic in Scouting HistoryBack in 1962, a third world dictator had missiles with nuclear warheads capable of reaching 48 of our 50 states. We hurried home from school to watch live the President's afternoon press conferences. President Kennedy explained the threat with the latest reconnaissance photos of Cuban missile sites and Russian freighters and target maps. Target maps! Our parents would hear the news second-hand later on the Evening news. The target maps were scary. Norfolk-Washington-Philadephia-NewYork City were thought prime targets of Castro's intermediate range ballistic missiles. But were they Castro's missiles? My Cub Scout Pack distributed Civil Defense posters about warning sirens and public shelter locations. Older Scouts help post a new sign for shelters. I cannot recall a more serious community service as a scout. Deja vu all over again? This is not going to go the way (we) think?