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Thursday, December 11, 2014

33 Scouting cartoons from the ’60s show what’s changed, what hasn’t

by Bryan on Scouting - Blog
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Ever witnessed a camp-cooking mishap, chaotic den meeting or Scoutmaster slip-up?

In that sense, you’re a lot like Scouters from 50 years ago, as evidenced by the collection of 33 Boy Scouts of America cartoons printed in Scouting magazine during the years of 1964 to 1966.

Some are charmingly old-fashioned and use roles that have been phased out, such as Den Mothers, or well-worn stereotypes, like helping an old lady cross the street.

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    3 years ago
    Ron Ryan
    Scouting! As I remember it...
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    2 years ago
    John Neighbarger
    i can remember some of them -graduated high school in 1967 and just received my 50 year pin -in scouting- have had a good time at it - i am a webelos den leader in pack 344 troop committee T339 and arrowhead district eagle advancement chairman--have made a real hobby out of Knot tying--like the fancy turks heads - monkey's fist- star knot and the sailors cross--globe knots thanks for the memories
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    James Morris
    These cartoons date back to my cub scout years.
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    John Vadnais
    Ah, the good old days when life was simple and comprehensible!
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