William H. Macy was an Explorer Scout, and he remembers a trip to Region 7 Canoe Base that changed his outlook on life.
In January 1959, the Boy Scouts of America replaced its Explorer program with the Exploring program. This was more than just a suffix change, though.
In the '60s, the Minnesota Vikings Football Club sponsored an Explorer Post. They held mock drafts, toured the team's stadium and met with sports reporters.
“Who wouldn’t like to do Exploring in this pleasant fashion,” Scouting editors wrote in describing the April 1959 cover seen at right. “It’s a
Scouting, in all of its many varieties, can build the foundation for a lifelong career of serving others. That’s true in the traditional Scouting programs — Cub