Today marks a pretty thing. The Space Shuttle Discovery launched into space and to the International Space Station with the BSA100 Year of Celebration Patches.
Most of the boys and other leaders have earned this patch in our pack. If your a Den Leader or Cubmaster and are actively working with the boys you fall right in line to earning it with them.
Because of this and I needed an intro to a combined Tiger & Wolf Den meeting, I am bringing a few Space items.I think that every boy (and girl) always had a thing about rockets and space. My connection to space is through my Dad’s Parents. They were friends with Pete Conrad. He used to come to Montana and go hunting with them , my dad and uncle. I still remember Sky Lab missions and it’s fall to Earth.
While this photo of Pete Conrad does not show the autograph, it is. Seeing that it’s about 40 years old, it’s hung in their pretty good. This photo now hangs in my son’s room. The crushing thing about the photo is when I visited Orlando and the Cape, I found a stack of these photos in the gift shop. Oh well. Lest, I know the autograph was orginal.