From Cub Scout to Astronaut
Did you know that at least 200 astronauts worldwide have been identified as having been Scouts or active in Scouting?
The Scout Association recently announced that European Space Agency astronaut, Major Tim Peake has been appointed as its newest Scout Ambassador. In 2015, he was selected for a six-month stay on the International Space Station (ISS) and was the first British astronaut to spacewalk outside the ISS in January 2016. He credits Scouting for his accomplishments.
‘Scouting set me on the right path at a young age because I loved the outdoors and I loved adventure. It gave me the opportunity to discover new interests, explore new boundaries and build the confidence to achieve new goals. Scouting was the first step on a journey that led to me becoming an astronaut…’
Read more about his amazing journey here.