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Do your Eagle Scouts who are thinking about college know about the National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) scholarships? In 2010, NESA awarded


$391,000 to 146 recipients, which represented a 90 percent increase in scholarship dollars over the previous three years, to qualified Eagles ranging from high school seniors to college juniors. But the competition is intense. So go now to nesa.org and


The Bucks Stop Here


download the application forms. Completed applications are due no later than Jan. 31, 2011. Qualified Scouts may also


want to check out the variety of religious, civic, and institu- tional scholarship opportunities, including the University of Evansville Scouting Scholarship available to Eagle Scouts, Sea Scouts who have earned the Quartermaster Award, and Venturers who have earned the Silver Award. Apply by March 10. The schol-


arship pays at least $14,000 each year, and there is no set limit on the number that may be awarded each year. Applicants must visit the UE campus and be accepted for admission by the university. Get more info at evansville.


edu/scholarships.


Fact Totem


Scout Jamboree—enough to fill two Olympic-size swimming pools.


consumed at the jamboree, which would take 1,000 cows more than six weeks to produce.


distributed during the jamboree.


Amount in tons of recyclable goods collected by jamboree participants—10 times more than what was recycled at the 2005 jamboree.


1.2 million 50


Amount in pounds of ice


Number of arrows fired at targets by Scouts during the 2010 jamboree.


540,000 PHILMONT PRIDE


From 1942 to 1956, Philmont campers strived to earn the “dollar” or “P” patch. The six segments ringing the “P” represented various interest areas, including the red cap of the Sportsman that went to candidates who qualified in field sports such as rifle, shotgun, and fishing. The Camper, symbolized


by the black pot, was earned for smart housekeeping in the woods (consider it a predecessor to today’s Leave No Trace camping)


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while the Horseman (yellow spur) went to Explorers who learned the history and trade of the cowboy. The brown beaver lodge


was the Conservation award, the most widely earned segment. The Woodsman, the brown and yellow cabin, represented the wilderness heritage of those who hiked the land during the 1800s and earlier. Finally, the green tree stood for the Naturalist, who learned to enjoy the drama of the environment. The “staff” patch is self-


explanatory, but the old-time S COUTING ¿ NOVEMBER•DECEMBER 2010


rifle patch was for the coveted Mountainman Award given to out- standing campers who came to Philmont for three years or com- pleted three different schedules. They had to take an active part in the leadership of at least one schedule and, accord- ing to a 1952 Philmont pamphlet, must “have proven themselves to be in love with the out-of-doors.” The Mountainman Award


could not be earned; it could only be presented.


Amount in gallons of milk 300,000 consumed at the 2010 National Amount in quarts of water 2 million


PATCHES COURTESY OF ROY MORE


THIS OLD PATCH


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