scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: Library question/Worlds Fair
Bill Cooper (wcoop237@PACBELL.NET
Fri Nov 19 1999 - 18:51:49 CST
"Jim Miller Sr." wrote:
> BTW, I'm looking for the information to assist me in researching an area
> of interest of mine in Scout Memorabilia collecting - Scout Service
> Corps/Camps at World's Fairs. You can view the information/memorabilia
> I've put together to date at:
> Jim Miller, Sr.
> ASTA #3105
Jim: I almost missed the bottom of your message regarding World Fairs. I
enjoyed going to the Golden Gate International Exposition site as I "worked"
both years with my troop. When I saw the patches and neckerchief I had to
dig out my stuff to see if I had both patches and the neckerchief which I
do. Those old felt patches just don't do it compared to the patches we have
today. Our troop spent months and months trimming down four telephone poles
in order to build a signal tower. It was a big one. With lots of "free"
time I remember going to the French Follies and sitting down in the first
row in my scout uniform. One other memory is my second grade teacher, Mrs
Payne, coming up to me and saying "hello" and I didn't remember her. I've
never forgotten that embarrassment to this day. I was 14 & 15 during those
two years of the fair. I'm not doing any signaling anymore but still find
time for scouting. Last weekend I had a total of 77 scouts and adults and
we stayed overnight aboard the USS Hornet which is now a museum. It's
located at the old Alameda Naval Air Station overlooking Treasure Island.
Bill Cooper SM Troop 237