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North Platte Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts help commemorate transcontinental airmail centennial On September 8, 1920, a DH-4 biplane lifted off in the early morning from a grass air strip east of New York City on Long Island, beginning a grand experiment to carry mail from the East Coast to the West in a series of hops across New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio and points west. Regional air mail service had commenced two years earlier linking New York and Washington, D.C. By 1919, 400 HP deHavillands where regularly carrying mail sacks between Omaha and Chicago, but the September flight that
Might spark some ideas for service projects. May be especially appealing to girl troops. https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/lifestyle-buzz/a-5th-graders-boredom-visiting-moms-job-led-to-dollar30000-raised-for-elderly-in-need/ar-BBSUUKN?ocid=ientp
I'm spinning off of the other discussion about making the new Cyberchip requirements work for crossovers. The question is what can a scout learn via the existing curriculum that gets him somewhat prepared to help someone in need? And, what does a boy need to master to be prepared to help someone? I'm asking because I'm not involved in guiding scouts through the Cyberchip program, but I have scouts who are the "leaders" in their families in internet privacy/security issues. (That's good and bad.) Is this the 21st century equivalent of the old "how to help in case of a runaway horse" req
The new Life req's require that 3 of the 6 hours are "conservation related." Obviously stuff like picking up litter, planting trees, etc is ok. But how much latitude are you SM's out there allowing here (I'm looking for suggestions, not an official rule). Volunteering at a nature center? Volunteering at an animal shelter? A recycling center? I'm tending to want to cast a broad net here, but not get too far out of line.