Last week I attended the Dayton Hamvention®, the largest annual gathering of Amateur Radio operators in the world. Amateur, or “ham”, radio and Scouting grew up almost in parallel at roughly the same time. Scouting just observed its hundredth anniversary a few years ago, while radio as a hobby started gaining in popularity in the early nineteen-teens. The American Radio Relay League, the national association for ham radio in the US, was founded in 1914.
Almost from the very beginning, Scouting and radio have gone hand in hand. Continue reading “Scouting and Amateur Radio meet at Dayton”