Saturday, August 04, 2007

Scouting, sponsored by NASA!

Royal Mail Scouting Stamp, July 2007

As scouting celebrates its 100th birthday, did you know ...

Of the 12 men who walked on the moon, 11 were Scouts!

In fact, 24 of the 27 men who travelled to the moon on the Apollo 9–17 missions were Scouts, including all three crew on Apollo 13. More recently, 5 of the 7 astronauts who tragically died in the Columbia Shuttle explosion were Scouts.

I wonder how many of our MLAs have been involved in scouting? Answers on a postcard comment below.

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