You Now Have an Atomic Energy Merit Badge

Boy Scout constructs his own nuclear reactor. Surprisingly, when the adults figured out that it was almost workable, they got all prissy.

An old story that raises some interesting questions, including, "Aren't you supposed to have an adult advisor when you go for a merit badge?" More importantly, why didn't Jack Baugher shot this guy in the thigh?

Clay White's picture

Sure sounds like more fun than the cloud chamber stuff we settled for when I was a kid. Now nitro cellulose was another story, but never mind that.