BOY SCOUTS WORKING ON NUCLEAR SCIENCE MERIT BADGE
By David Madden
More than six dozen boy scouts spent Saturday in the shadow of a nuclear power plant in order to earn a special merit badge. How times have changed. The scouts now offer a Nuclear ScienceMerit Badge, and nine scout troops from New Jersey and Delaware are the first large group to take a three and a half hour workshop offered near the Salem Nuclear plant. “We look at it as an opportunity to provide an education for them and also, hopefully, for us in the future ; introduce them to the nuclear field and one day they may want to come back here and work as employees,” said Joe Delmar is a PSE&G Nuclear spokesman. Included in the workshop is a look inside a simulated control room and a chance to dress like a plant worker, protective clothing included, and try out radiation survey meters. In the past, such tours were limited to a handful of scouts at a time. Now, they’ve become so popular Delmar says a few of these workshops will be held every year. LINK
This story ties in to the above. SIX DOZEN Boy Scouts spent the day learning about nuclear science… on a saturday. That’s six dozen boys who had a life inspiring day and weren’t running the streets getting into trouble. This is what scouting is all about. No matter what your kids are into, sports, school, scouting or the chess club, it’s up to us to stay involved in their lives to ensure the grow and thrive.