Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson is an award-winning astrophysicist and director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History. He’s also an author and TV show host. BL sat down with Tyson to pick his brain about what it takes to have a career in science.
The fourth- and fifth-graders from Cub Scout Pack 382 from Centerburg, Ohio, earned their Science and Engineering activity badges by launching a balloon into space.
No, there weren’t any Cub Scouts on board the balloon when it entered the atmosphere (even thought that would be awesome). The device was more like a small weather balloon, and the pack was savvy enough to attach a video camera to it…
If you’re looking for evidence that the World Scout Jamboree does in fact bring people together, try this:
In the 1993 book “4000 Bowls Of Rice,” author Linda Goetz Holmes wrote about a story told to her by a World War II Australian soldier named Cecil Dickson, who was taken prisoner by Japanese authorities and forced to work under brutal conditions.
At the Philadelphia Encampment, an annual fall gathering of Scouts from in and around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the younger guys get to learn about pioneering from older Scouts. They also get a taste of other Scouting skills that will come in handy as they progress through the ranks of Boy Scouts. At last year’s encampment, there were stations covering suck topics as nature, first aid, map and compass, and cooking.
Take a look at video and photos from the Philadelphia Encampment, and then read more about the event in the October issue of Boys’ Life magazine.
Q. In a survival situation, when you are all alone in the Northern Tundra with only a T-shirt and pants, what one thing would you want? – Curious Koen, via email
A. I’d want a helicopter, so I could fly somewhere warm! Just kidding, Koen. This is a really tough question. The most important thing when you’re in a survival situation is finding shelter and staying warm. So for my one item, I’d pick a…