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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Coming Up: Scouting Saturday at Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos

As the mom of both a former Cub Scout and Girl Scout, I'm constantly on the lookout for scouting field trips and activities. Here's one for both groups!

Hiller Aviation Museum is hosting Scout Saturday this weekend, Saturday January 11th, with special talks at 11 and 11:45 a.m.

All scouts and leaders in uniform, or with scout ID, will get in free all day.

At 11, Retired USAF Col. William Wardwell will describe his experience in scouts, rising to the Eagle Scout rank. He later became an Air Force aviator and flew supersonic Northrop T-38 and Lockheed C-141s. Learn how his experiences as a Scout shaped Col. Wardwell’s career as an aviator in the service of his country in missions that spanned the globe.

At 11:45, Hiller presents Flying with Poodles, where local aviator Karen Morss will talk about her experience with aviation and scouting. She grew up outside Philadelphia, taking her first airplane ride with her father when she was 8. On ride convinced her that aviation was a beautiful way to see the world. Karen's careers included founding her own business and cultivating Meyer lemon orchards. In between she earned her pilot certificate, bought an airstrip, and founded a flight school—all accompanied by her flying poodles! Today Karen writes children’s books, including “Flying Poodles—A Christmas Story.” Karen will describe her experiences as an aviator, author and businesswoman in an inspirational presentation.

You can pay an additional fee to participate in their Flight Simulation Zone, from 11-2.

Hiller is at 601 Skyway Road in San Carlos. Anyone participating with the scouts, who is not in scout uniform or with scout ID, will need to pay regular admission, though the special talks are included in that.

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