Scouts in Space
Lets look at some numbers first. Approximately 10% of
America's youth is in scouting.
Of the 293 former and current Astronauts 201 where
former scouts. (about 70%)
39 Eagle Scouts (about
11 of the 12 astronauts who walked on the moon were scouts. Two were Eagle
Scouts. If Apollo 13 had landed on the moon, Jim Lovell, an Eagle Scout,
would have been the third.
The Apollo 12 space mission was the second mission to the moon and flew
from November 14 to
November 24, 1969
The three astronauts that went to the moon presented a
plaque to President Nixon when they returned to earth.
The plaque was a simple one, but special, since it too, flew to the
moon and back with the astronauts. The
plaque had the BSA logo, the Apollo 13 Mission Patch, and the Space
Exploration Merit Badge and looked like this: