Scouting, Volume 67, Number 5, October 1979 Page: 6
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but how they will be carried out depends
on him. He will assume control of your
duties, states, and nation. He is going to
move in and take over your churches,
schools, universities, and corporations. All
your books are going to be judged,
praised, or condemned by him. The fate of
humanity is in his hands, so it might be
well to pay him some attention."
Scout Executive Jerry Dempsev
Oregon Trail Council
NASA Lewis Visitor Center
Harnessing the wind's energy to produce
electricity is just one of many unusual
research projects you can view at NASA's
Lewis Visitor Information Center,
Cleveland, Ohio. Pictures from earth-or-
biting satellites, a Skylab spacesuit, a rock
from the moon, what's ahead in space
exploration—it's all there plus lots more in
exhibits, films, lectures. Individual, fami-
ly. or group tours are available. Write to:
Visitor Information Center. NASA Lewis
Research Center, 21000 Brookpark Road,
Cleveland, Ohio 44135. or phone
216-433-4000 ext. 731.
The 1979 Finance Facts sent to all council
service centers will show that income from
United Ways across the nation has
dropped to 40 percent of 1978 council
operating income. Sustaining membership
enrollment also showed a decrease to 25
percent. "Other income" jumped to 35
percent. The "other" category includes
Distinguished Citizen Award dinners,
lunchorees, sports events like fishing and
golf tournaments, and benefits.
Councils and all Scouters should note
that there has been no change in finance
policy regarding fundraising activities
such as hike-a-thons and bike-a-thons.
These are still prohibited. The primary
reason is because they are appeals on the
part of our youth members for charitable
donations without any direct return in
goods or services *to the donor or pur-
If you ever dreamed of talking with Scouts
in other lands but have never been able to
travel that far, you can make that vision
reality during the October Jamboree-on-
the-Air (JOTA). This gathering is a radio
get-together mainly for Cubs, Scouts, and
Explorers or their equivalents around the
JOTA 1979 is set for October 20-21. If
you aren't a ham operator but know
someone who is, you can ask that person to
let you use his equipment as long as he
supervises the operation.
Both voice and continuous wave
(CW—dots and dashes) are used.
Frequencies that Scouting JOTA-ers
communicate on are listed here in kilo-
BANDS VOICE CW
U.S. Intl. U.S. & Novice
80 meters 3.940 3,740 3,590 3,750
40 meters 7.290 7.090 7,030 7,125
20 meters 14.290 14.290 14,070 —
15 meters 21.360 21,360 21.040 21.140
10 meters 28,990 28,990 28,190 —
6 meters 50,500 — 50,050 —
Leaders may request a participation
certificate for each Scouting member
joining in JOTA from the U.S. coordina-
tor, Harry Harchar, 216 Maxwell Ave.,
Hightstown. N.J. 08520. Send a self-ad-
dressed, long envelope with sufficient
return postage to cover the number of
For its unusual Good Turn to benefit local
senior citizens, Troop 201, St. Mark's
Church. Jackson Heights, N.Y., won one
of the six top prizes of $ 1,000 and split the
super bonus prize of $2,000. Cub Scout
Pack 3056. Resurrection of the Lord
Church Men's Club, St. Louis, received a
second prize of $500. Explorer Post 99,
Union City (N.J.) Police Department, won
a cash third prize of $300.
Troop 201 's award-winning project was
researching and developing a community
directory of senior citizen services which
included how they can get discounts from
Scout Ted Janacek, Troop 201, works on a
directory of senior citizen services.
Colgate-Palmolive Company also pre-
sented 12 $100 prizes and 19 $50 awards to
other Scouting units across the country.
This year the nationwide firm gave away
$182,000 to 330 winning youth groups
such as the Girl Scouts and 4-H. The
theme was how youth can create bridges
between themselves and senior citizens.
In her lifetime. Mrs. Marjorie Sells Carter
was an ardent supporter of Scouting. In
her will she established a trust to provide
"young men of good character with
promise of leadership who need financial
assistance" with scholarship grants to
continue studies in colleges and universi-
ties. Applicants must be New Englanders
(residents of Connecticut and New
Hampshire get preference). Those who
have been members of the BSA for at least
two years after reaching 11 years of age
receive special consideration.
The annual grants are between $1,000
and $2,000 based on the college's recom-
mendation. Grants are normally renewed
until the recipient gains his undergraduate
degree and as long as he maintains satis-
Apply by April 1 of each year. The
Carter Scholarship Committee, c/o Fair-
field County Council, 362 Main Ave.,
Norwalk. Conn. 06851. administers the
Canoe the Delaware
One of the country's most travelled, en-
joyable canoeing (continued on page 68)
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