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    Attention Co-Curators: Boy Scout Photos

    Good Morning Curators! For your second assignment, we would like you to take a look at these images and see what memories they spark about your time as a Boy Scout in the Canal Zone. What do these photos remind you of? Are you (or someone you know) IN any of these photos? We see some of the boys in are uniform, and some are not– what are your memories of when and why you wore your scouting uniform? There are some big knapsacks pictured here– what kinds of things did you carry? Any memory inspired by these images can be used to help us tell the story of scouting in the…

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    Co-Curators Wanted

    As you all know, the Panama Canal Museum Collection at the University of Florida captures many aspects of life and work in the Canal Zone, from construction and maintenance to leisure and culture. One aspect that is very present in the collection is the importance of scouting activities in the zone.  To highlight this portion of the collection, we will be creating two temporary exhibits focused on scouting in the canal zone! The first will be here in Smathers Library– just in time for the March 12 meeting! The second will be at the Panama Canal Society Reunion in Orlando, this July. Curating two exhibits can be a lot of…