Name: Tom A. Millensifer
Year Joined: 1948
Rank: Eagle Scout with Bronze Palm
City: Denver, CO
I Got Involved in Scouting Because:
My brother Jim and I became Cub Scouts at the urging of parents particularly our Dad who was a Cubmaster then Scoutmaster. Dad took advantage of the fact that an adult could still work for the rank of Eagle and in 1952 he became an Eagle Scout. My brother became an Eagle in 1953. In 2000, my grandson was awarded the rank of Eagle 50 years after I did so.
Scouting Prepared Me For Life By:
The rigors of participating made me tougher than I would have otherwise been, physically, mentally and morally Adherence to the Scout Oath and Law prepared me to turn down in 1963 a $30,000 bribe as the sales manager to sell material in short supply to one who would not ordinarily need the material except to sell at a high premium.
My Most Memorable Scouting Moment:
An overnight camping trip from Tahosa to Wild Basin and starting a fire with flint and steel and by rubbing sticks. I also remember so well as a Cub Scout in the 40's collecting newspapers, steel and aluminum for the war effort. At one time one room of our basement was so full of newspapers we could only get them out through the window as the door was blocked. Could have been a real fire hazard.