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Scout contest for ARISS contact at National Scouting Museumannounced.

Below is the announcement from the National Scouting Museum here in Irving,
Texas about a contest to select Scouts to be the questioners in an upcoming
ARIAA contact currently scheduled for Jamboree on the Air, (JOTA) weekend,
October 20th.  Scouts who enter should be capable of getting to Irving for
JOTA but that should mean most of Texas, Oklahoma, western LA and Arkansas.

Please pass this along to any Scouts or Scouters you know ASAP as there is
only a short time in the contest.  Deadline for submissions is September

Tom Schuessler, N5HYP
ScoutRadio Coordinator, Irving Amateur Radio Club
From: Office of Museum Department [OfficeOf.MuseumDepartment@scouting.org]

Subject: Want to talk to an astronaut?

ATTENTION SCOUTS AND VENTURERS! Have you ever wanted to speak with an
astronaut in space? Here's your chance! On October 20, 2012, the National
Scouting Museum will contact an astronaut on the International Space Station
via amateur radio, during the 55th Jamboree On-The-Air (JOTA). Answer the
following question: Why should we continue space exploration? in 100 words
or less, and send your response to nsmuseum@scouting.org before 11:59 p.m.,
Friday, September 15, 2012 for your chance to be selected to participate in
this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Contest Details
Competition is open to all currently registered Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts,
Varsity Scouts, Sea Scouts, and Venturers. All submissions must include the
following information: name, rank, unit and unit number. Entries must be
received by 11:59 p.m., Friday, September 15, 2012. Indicate if you have any
experience with amateur radio or STEM (science, technology, engineering,
math) subjects, as well as if you have earned the Astronomy academic belt
loop and pin for Cub Scouts, the Space Exploration and/or the Astronomy
merit badges, and any other special interests and training related to
amateur radio, STEM, or space. As many as 25 participants will be selected.
Winners will be notified on September 20, 2012.

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National Scouting Museum

1329 West Walnut Hill Lane 
Irving, Texas 75038

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