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Old 05-01-2016, 07:04 PM   #11
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GThus I'm always curious to know the age distribution in classes and in test sessions. Any insight to offer on that?
The age span starts at about 11yo and goes beyond old. The instructor teaches classes to the Boy Scouts and offers merit badges to them for class completion. We had about 8 young lads in our last tech class. I don't know how many achieved a license but a guess would be at least 4 of them. We have an occasional young person (m/f) at our regular test sessions. In a years time we probably have close to 20 young people (7-16) get licensed. Elden (N1MN) works very hard at Boy Scouts to get them interested.
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Sounds like you're doing exactly what I think Amateur Radio most needs. Bravo!
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Old 05-02-2016, 11:20 PM   #13
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Glad to see that scouts are involved, I studied lots of topics when I was in scouts that I never would have encountered otherwise. Geology, Forestry, Life Saving, and quite a few more.

PS- any old scouts out there? We used to have to pass a Morse Code test to earn first class rank. Since I was the only ham in the troop, I usually taught the class.

Now I'm showing my age again.
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Now I'm showing my age again.
Don't worry, Dick. It shows, regardless.
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