Friday, October 19, 2007

Tuesday, October 19, 1926

No diary entry today.

Aunt Marjorie wrote, "When Dale was young, he was an Eagle Scout. Dick and Albert apparently weren't interested in such a structured program. Ned enjoyed scouting but wasn't as serious as Dale was. I remember the aroma Ned always had - his clothes and blankets - when he got home after a week at camp. The scent of the campfire smoke was very pleasant and not like any other scent I have ever smelled since."

In our current family, my nephew Ty is an Eagle scout. He is the only one in the extended family that I know of. As my sister said, anyone can be an Boy Scout, but very few make it all the way to Eagle Scout.

1 comment:

  1. I remember, as a small child, going to a boy scout program. It was evening, outdoors, with a camp fire. Don't remember the occasion, just the mystery of a camp fire at night. I agree with Marjorie, the odors are unforgettable