Thursday, October 15, 2009

Jamboree On The Air

What do scouting and amateur radio have in common?

According to Bob Walker - N4CU, North Okaloosa Amateur Radio Club - both are worldwide activities, both have public service and good will as important basic principles, both emphasize continued learning of new skills and both are really about having fun, doing things you enjoy.
"What better way to expose young people to the joys of amateur radio than to give them the opportunity to contact other youth who are also involved in the scouting program?" Walker asked. "I especially enjoy watching a Cub Scout, Boy Scout or Girl Scout timidly taking the microphone and start to talk with the operator on the other end of the radio waves. When it is another scout at the other end, the thrill seems even greater."
Sounds pretty rad to me. Read the entire article here! Be sure to share with us examples from your communities of outstanding local business entrepreneurs who volunteer their time to Girl Scouting.