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BIG CHANGES IN SOCIETY WERE MIRRORED by big changes in Scouting, as the BSA introduced a new handbook de-emphasizing some outdoors skills, debuted flashy new uniforms, and took on modern environmental challenges. Read more from the ’70s and ’80s coming soon at scoutingmagazine.org/archives.


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A Scout writes to the editors describing his Scoutmaster: “I often find myself when meeting unexpected circumstances saying, ‘[Scoutmaster] Keith Monroe taught me that!’”


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Exploring magazine debuts, promising coverage of “just about every phase of teenage interests,” including cars, college, careers, music, dating, sports, and clothes (“both way out and straight”).


The Florida National High Adventure Sea Base begins taking shape with the purchase for $800,000 of the Old Toll Gate Motel and Marina and 6.3 acres of land.


Called an “all-stops-out Scout happening,” the BSA stages simultaneous jamborees in Idaho and Pennsylvania that draw a total of 72,000 Scouts and Scouters.


W. GARTH DOWLING


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