Trivial Trivia III QUESTIONS
settummanque, or blackeagle (blkeagle@DYNASTY.NET)
Tue, 27 May 1997 10:53:37 -0500
Today is May 27th, and as promised, I have the answers to this latest
round of Trivial Trivia. Didn't get as many "takers" this time as before,
but I trust that everyone enjoyed at least thinking about some of the
answers to the questions.
Many of the answers came from BSA documents and booklets, while
some came from the Compton's under Boy Scouts. A couple of them
required you to find some old copies of _Scouting_ but all in all, it wasn't
too bad and these answers illustrate just how far Scouting has come
in a lot of areas...and how far we still need to go in some others.
The questions follow once more and then the answers. In a subsequent
posting, I'll post the summary of what others whom sent their answers to
me (and again, thanks for doing that and keeping the list free!).
And to Alan, Ian and Grant, I WILL be using a lot more "Worldwide Scouting"
questions in the fall version when Trivial Trivia comes back in
late August or early September (depending on how much we are doing
by then discussion-wise).
Again, the ENTIRE REASON of doing this is to get some of you out there
that have been "enjoying the fire" the chance to come forward, throw a
little kindling on the blaze and to let us know that even if you don't know
all of these answers, that you're enjoying the list and we're filling a need
you and your group has.
HERRRRRRRRRRREE WE GO!!!
1. What's a Denner, a Den Aide and a Den Dad? Of the three, which are still
being used *today*??
2. Who was "Steve Scout" and what significance did he play in Scouting?
3. The Boy and Girl Scouting programs have merit badges. There are some
similarities between the two as far as requirements, names, etc. but there's
ONE merit badge that the Girl Scouts have that the Boy Scouts will NEVER
have; this one Merit Badge is unique because although it may carry the same
name, the badge design and method of earning it is not.
What is this badge called? What makes it so "special", even among two Troops
in the same town??
4. Name the first female National Explorer President and the year in which
she served. (for an additional "point", name the Council and Region in
which she came from)
5. The BSA now has four Regions: Northeast, Southern, Central, Western.
What were the names of their immediate precedessors and before them, how
many Regions did the BSA have?
6. In 1964, the United States Postal Service honored the Boy Scouts of
America for the first time. What was the design of the postage stamp and
the cost of the stamp?
(note: I've given everyone credit on this one, because I've messed up
the question...the actual question was supposed to be "In 1964, the United
States Postal Service honored Boy Scouts for the first time. What was the
design of the postage stamp and the cost of the stamp?" (the emphasis was
on the word "Boy Scout"....you know, you get used to typing that
"Boy Scouts of America" out too many times.....*grinning*)
7. There has been several merit badges over the years which have went from
being "required for Eagle" to "optional for Eagle". Name FOUR of them.
8. What was so "special" about James E. West, beside the fact that he was a
Chief Scout Executive??
9. Who starred in the action adventure movie "The Last Boy Scout" and in
the "Girl Scouting parody" movie "Troop Beverly Hills"?? In what television
roles did each play earlier in their careers?
10. Where does the "Skill Award" play in the BSA's advancement program and
name the eight required for First Class rank. (bonus: name all 12 Skill Awards.)
11. Name any TWO of the National Scout Commissoners of the Boy Scouts of
12. "When was the last time -- you went camping -- trampling up in the
woods -- feeling like a champion!!"....where did that line come from, when
was it heard for the first time by Scouts, and who sang it (big ol' hint!!
Another hint is that this was requested by these same people in OTHER things
that they did, so much that they have included it wherever they go!)
The answers will be posted in a followup to this posting!
(c) 1997 Mike Walton ("no such thing as strong coffee,...") (502) 827-9201
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