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MYLES MELLOR’S


THREE GOOD QUESTIONS You Asked,


SCOUTING CROSSWORD


They Answered 1 I have a Scout who wants to earn the Mining in Society merit badge, but


he can’t fi nd counselors. Any ideas? The Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration and its SME Student Chapters across the country can recommend qualifi ed people. Also, contact local mining companies to fi nd individuals who are registered as counselors or might be willing to register. Try these links for help: bit.ly/SMEdirectory and bit.ly/SMEmap. – Sharon Schonhaut, director of education and foundation at the SME


2 When can I register for the 2015 World Jamboree in Japan? How much


does it cost and what will that include? Register now at scouting.org/worldjamboree. The cost is $5,750 for youth and leaders and $2,000 for International Service Team (IST) staff . The registration fee for participants includes round- trip airfare from a commercial airport near the participant’s home; a two- to three-day tour of Japan; lodging; ground transportation; meals and more. The fee for IST includes lodging and all meals at the jamboree; accident and sickness insurance; and regional and national offi ce administrative/ program support (but not airfare). See website for full details.


– Lisa Cristiano, BSA’s international team 3 Where may an Eagle Scout (youth


or adult) wear his Eagle Palms? Until recently there were only two ways that Eagle Palms could be displayed — on the ribbon of the Eagle medal and, for adults, on the Eagle square knot. A third option has now been approved. As of Jan. 1, 2014, youth may also wear Eagle Palms on the Eagle Scout rank emblem (patch), which is sewn on the fi eld uniform. – Michael Lo Vecchio, BSA design and development team


Across 1. Cub Scouts learn to do this; useful skill for a seaman (2 words) 5. Sew what? 8. Good actions spread out like these in the community 9. Fun overnight activity for Cubs and parents 11. Colorful fi sh 12. Source of bacon 13. Being dishonest; this would go directly against the Law of the Pack 14. Planting these might be a part of earning the Forester Webelos activity badge 15. “Three” prefi x 17. Popular 18. Landscaper’s grass 19. Material often used for sculptures 20. Skilled 22. School email address ending 25. Larger groups of Cub Scouts 26. Possess 27. Used paddles to propel a boat 29. Went down a fi rehouse pole 30. The ninth point of the Scout Law 33. Tool a Cub Scout might


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use to help someone clean up their garden 35. Hospital TV show 36. Waters a lawn 38. Long, slippery fi sh 39. Confi dence that someone will keep their word 40. Thing just mentioned 41. “Before” suffi x 42. The Bear rank may be earned by Cub Scouts who are ___ years old 43. Trademarks, abbr. 44. Word meaning “a good leader”; Cub Scout leader


Down 1. Exciting times that Cub Scouts can have on outings 2. Feeling a team has when all members want others to succeed (3 words) 3. Common score in an evenly matched soccer game 4. Job assigned 5. Kind of fi re truck a Cub Scout might visit 6. They might be used to start a campfi re 7. The use of sanitary and healthy practices 9. One part of the Cub Scout


promise involves being a good ____ 10. Mom makes this tasty dessert 15. One of the important things a Cub Scout promises (4 words) 16. Nurse (abbr.) 17. Chicago’s state 19. Group transport for outings 21. Avian-friendly dwelling a Cub Scout might build 23. Country of the krone, for short 24. A Cub Scout must pass 12 achievements to earn this rank on the advancement trail 25. A Cub Scout should try to ___ (help out) (2 words) 28. Artifi cial intelligence (abbr.) 31. A Cub Scout might catch one at camp 32. A good Cub Scout ____ his pack in every way he can 34. A good Cub Scout will go the ___ mile 37. French for “summer” 39. Steeped beverage


Find the solution and a printable copy of the crossword puzzle by clicking on scoutingmagazine.org/crossword.


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