Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
SSScout

A Failure to Communicate ?

Recommended Posts

Hard Merit Badges…   led me to remember when certain skills were REQUIRED for rank (First Class in this case) that are now "merely"  a Merit Badge, to think about those "old timey" skills (knife and axe? Fire building/safety?  ropes and knots?  Cooking?  )

Once upon a time, SIGNALING was required in First class.  Morse Code, semaphore,  wig wag (Morse again),  sun mirrors,  

Here ya go, which is faster, cleaner, more accurate?   ::: www.rfcafe.com/miscellany/cool-videos/jay-leno-tonight-show-morse-code-text-message-sms-contest.htm  

I remember being at the beach with friends, and suddenly realizing that the lifeguards were using semaphore to TALK to each other!  Subjects were varied, but ultimately predictable.  Dumb tourists, break times,  hottie chicks/bikinis (or lack of),  wave patterns, is that  a shark or dolphin??,  beer appointments, lalala….  Knowledge is power, usage leads to facility. 

 

 

 

  • Thanks 1
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, SSScout said:

Once upon a time, SIGNALING was required in First class.  Morse Code, semaphore,  wig wag (Morse again),  sun mirrors,  

Remember that well.  I chose to use semaphore for my First Class requirement.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×