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    Scouts

    I had some stuff that was Boy and Girl Scouts. Someone in my family took it. But my younger Uncle gave me this. to replace a much older one.
    I had 2 complete camp sets one was mine and one was older. Both gone. I found this one- it's been soldered to fill pin holes. Most likely lead solder.
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    Neat! Bring back fond youthful memories? Times were simpler then, probably no merit badges for Stranger Danger Avoidance.
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    The Handbook you have is the one I had as a boy (still have it) there have been many editions since then, but that particular one is believed by many to be one of the last editions worth a darn. The mess kit is not Boy Scout, but rather US military. Very common for Scouts to use them though, I know i did. The newer models have a divider in the side without the handle. The pamphlet is Girl Scout stuff, about the same era as the Handbook you have. No boy back then would have touched it due to the fact he might have gotten cooties.
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    Are you sure someone was trying to fill 'pinholes' in that old army mess kit? I mean, is there any evidence of pinholing on the outside of the pan? I would rather think someone was using it for a lead pot to melt lead in. That's exactly what my leadpot looks like on the inside when I empty it.
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    Scout Handbook History

    I have original copies of all editions except the 2nd edition, I have not yet come across one that I thought was of the quality to justify the price...but it's coming, some day.
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    Thanks for that, Borneo! My dad bought me that '59 model off of the newsstand when I was in 3rd grade for $.65...,,I still have it!
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    Wolfy may be correct. The divided type tops on mess kits were popular with folks for casting 3 pound ingots and they fit well in old Lyman, etc pots. Your's isn't divided, but somebody may have done the same thing.
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    Don't know what the solder is from. Still wouldn't use it. I had a pan that had utensils that hooked together and fit in the pan.

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    I recently read that little girls just want Barbies and little boys want cars. Now as adults the women want cars and the men just want Barbies. Sound true to you, Cherie?
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    Yes.

    About men wanting Barbies.
    I've always wanted trucks and cycles.
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