Re: This quarter's Trival Trivia! Ya'll Come and Play!
Thu, 21 Jul 1994 16:41:34 -0500
>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)?
I believe it was Apollo 7, although I'm not sure.
>2. Name the three astronauts (last names are fine) that took off from
>the Cape to perform this mission.
Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, John Glenn.
>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?
They are all Eagle Scouts.
John Glenn, I think.
>4. Name the "LM", the name they gave the Lunar Module. What is the
>significance of this name?
They named it "The Eagle," for the reason in #3.
>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
I think it was something to the effect of "We're all breathing down
>6. Do you remember what one of the Astronauts did after he planted
>the American flag on the moon?
He saluted it.
>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?
A plaque with a statement commemorating the landing, a plea for the
peaceful use of the moon, and the signatures of the astronauts. I don't
know who actually placed 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
I have no idea here...
>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?
I think it was in Idaho. As I recall, the astronauts made a
broadcast to the Jamboree from space.
>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).
I'll probably kill myself for missing this one, but I have no idea.
>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*).
I know John Glenn is a Senator, but I have no idea what
contributions any of them are making to Scouting right now.
David Byrd firstname.lastname@example.org
Brotherhood OA member
Alumnus of Troop 63, Erwin, TN (Sequoyah Council)
Tau Epsilon Chapter, Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity
No current unit
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