Monday, May 10, 2010

The Modern Boy Scout Program

One hundred years ago, boy scouts communicated with each other via semiphore flags, morse code, the written letter, and maybe made the occassional telephone call.
For today's scout, communication is available through emails, text messaging on cell phones, the telephone is still used, and some will even communicate via hand gestures.
God forbid should someone have to sit down and write a letter for the postal carrier to deliver!
Morse code has fallen by the wayside until the recent reintroduction of Signaler merit badge.
Yes, that's right!
Morse code is back, along with semiphore flags as the BSA has allowed a "throw back" merit badge to be offered in 2010.
 Scouting has come full circle and I think Baden Powell would be proud.

1 comment:

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