This quarter's Trival Trivia! Ya'll Come and Play!
Settummanque, the blackeagle (waltoml@WKUVX1.WKU.EDU)
Wed, 20 Jul 1994 09:52:14 CST
This quarter marks the third year in which I've posted trivia
questions onto the list so that you can use them as "sparklers" for
your *own* Roundtables, as "meeters and greeters" for Troop meetings
and other "slow to start" meetings...and hey, because they're fun and
gives some of us "geezers" (like me!) a chance to "reflect" ("when I
was...") a little.
There are, as always, no prizes, just the personal satisfaction of
being FIRST with the answers and willing to share with everyone how
you got them or how you remembered them. Again, we ENCOURAGE you to
"use your resources", because that's the only way that we all can
share and learn from each other.
Oh yeah...you can "group up" and split the answers...that's allowed.
But you HAVE to post your answers here on the list (don't send them to
me...I already have the answers *hehehe*)
Now that I've gotten the disclaimers out of the way, here's this
quarter's Trivia Trivia! (*music swells*)
This year, marks the annisversary of a very significant event in the
history of the United States as well as in the world. In July of
1969, America placed two men on the moon after a break-neck "speed
race to the moon" with the former Soviet Union.
The Boy Scouts of America reveled in this fact in several ways between
1967 and 1970. These form the basis for these questions:
1. Name the flight name and number that this historic event occured
through (I'll give you Apollo....). When did they land on the moon
(July ?? of what year)?
2. Name the three astronauts (last names are fine) that took off from
the Cape to perform this mission.
3. Name something that ALL THREE men had in common besides being
married, all being military folk, and all doing this for the first
time (or did they all?). One of the astronauts was NOT in the
military presently. Whom was he?
4. Name the "LM", the name they gave the Lunar Module. What is the
significance of this name?
5. Our collective hearts was relieved when we heard some rather
historic words (not the "One step for man..." thing...something that
everyone in the WORLD stopped to hear from mission control). What was
6. Do you remember what one of the Astronauts did after he planted
the American flag on the moon?
7. There was something rather significant that they left behind on
the Moon. It's still there, besides the hardware which was left
behind. What is it and who planted it there?
8. The BSA created a new Merit Badge to recognize America's interest
in the "space race". What is it called?
9. In 1970, the BSA created yet two more new Merit badges, one which
was later required for Eagle, Communications. This Merit Badge
orignially had what item centered on the badge? It was changed in
1974. How did the BSA go about changing it and why was this
10. The BSA also was hosting a National Scout Jamboree someplace.
Where did that event occur and what's the significance of that
Jamboree as far as the Apollo moon mission is concerned?
11. _Boys_Life_, the BSA magazine, ran ads from patch companies and
retailers that sold the Apollo "uniform patch". The BSA asked for and
received permission to copy one element of the patch and uses it now
in connection with a National program emphasis. What is it?
(btw, the Apollo patch became the BSA's first real "tradable item"
during the 1969 National Scout Jamboree).
12. (last question). What are TWO of the three Astronauts doing now
as far as Scouting and the BSA is concerned? (one of the astronauts
is quietly living his life (kinda hard to do this month); the other
two are rather high-profile types (at least on CNN *grinning*).
Good luck, Scouters! We *all* await your answers!
Settummanque, the blackeagle... (MAJ) Mike L. Walton (
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