WELCOME TO SCOUTS IN FICTION

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GI JOE COMICS

In G.I. Joe (Marvel Comics), they had the Cobra Scouts. Don't remember the issue, but probably before #50, Cobra Commander's son is tricked by his Lieutenants into trying to assasinate him. Plan didn't work out. (Source: Paul Romain)

HERMAN COMIC STRIP

(Source: Larry Heverley)

PEANUTS COMIC STRIP

How about the famous Scoutmaster Snoopy and his troop of birds. (Source: James Taylor)

SHOE COMIC STRIP

Visit http://macnelly.com/shoefolder/shoe_archive.aspand click on the 12/6/99 entry. (Source: Bob Everson)

MERCER MAYER PICTURE BOOKS

Mercer Mayer has a series of picture books featuring the character of "Little Critter" (an animal of some sort). Just saw one: "Little Critter at Scout Camp" that shows him in a blue, sort-of-Cub uniform. (Source: Mark Arend)

STAR TREK MEMORABILIA

I finally got time to look in my Star Trek - Vulcan materials. Unfortunately, I haven't updated it since mid 1994, so any reference since then isn't reflected.

Still the only catalogued reference to the Scouts was --

Federation Interstellar Scouts motto: Be Prepared

Mentioned on pg 60 of CORONA by Greg Bear; c Apr 1984. (Source: Cheryl Singhal)

Cheryl later wrote to Scouts-L with additional information as follows:

From: Cheryl Singhal
Subject: Re: Famous "Fictional" Scouts
To: Multiple recipients of list SCOUTS-L

On Thu, 19 Sep 1996, gregor herrmann wrote:

> On 6 Sep 96 David Jansen wrote:

[>>>Cheryl]
> > >I asked my brother if Kirk or Spock were ever Scouts. He is the resident
> > >Treky. He says his encyclopedia of Star Trek information makes no
> > >reference to Scouting or Boy Scouting.

[>>David]
> > This at least ensures that Scouting will survive well into the 23th
> > century ;-)

[>Gregor]
> but chekov was a boy scout! reference (translated from german into
> english):

> "pavel andreyewitch, you are a blame for the glorious russian boy
> scouts."

> [john m. ford, was kostet dieser planet; heyne muenchen 1992, s.200;
> john m. ford, how much for just the planet; paramount/simon&schuster,
> NY 1987]

[Cheryl]
'But, Keptin, Scouting was _inwented_ by a leetle boy from Leningrad',
yes?

Thanks! No wonder no one remembered it -- that book was so
funny/humourous lots of good stuff slid by while one held one's sides!

Cheryl


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