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Early in the strip, [[Calvin]] was a member of a '''Cub Scout''' (sometimes referred to as '''Boy Scout''') troop. These story arcs consisted of [[Calvin]] going on camping trips with other boys his age. He appears to bring [[Hobbes]] along with him tp every camping event, exposing him to ridicule. Only a few areas have been seen, notably a field in the middle of nowhere and the camping site they stay at. On another occasion, when [[Calvin]] was dramatically stating that he and [[Hobbes]] were lost, another scout told him to "grab [his] stuffed tiger and get [his] rear in gear." Calvin then whispered to [[Hobbes]] "We'll try to lose 'em over the next hill".
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[[File:Cub_Scouts.png|thumb|left]]Early in the strip, [[Calvin]] was a member of a '''Cub Scout''' troop, and was featured going on outings in one story arc and a single Sunday strip.
   
The Cub Scout story arcs were discontinued (much like the [[Uncle Max]] character) in favor of the family [[camping]] trips, as said by [[Bill Watterson]] in the [[The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book|Tenth Anniversary Book]]. Despite this, there have been references to [[Calvin]]'s Cub Scout membership throughout the rest of the strip (such as in the Tied Up [[Story arcs|story arc]]).
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[[File:Cub_Scouts_2.png|thumb]]No members of Calvin's troop were seen apart from a single boy speaking on behalf of the scoutmaster<ref>[http://cdn.svcs.c2.uclick.com/c2/27d2a6542509102d94d7001438c0f03b] Gocomics.com: May 21 1986</ref>. Calvin's troop was seen going on hikes and camping trips, one time assembling the troop around the campfire for a ghost story<ref>[http://cdn.svcs.c2.uclick.com/c2/535af2b2250a102d94d7001438c0f03b] Gocomics.com: September 7 1986</ref>. Calvin seemed to only mildly enjoy being part of the troop, being particularly displeased by the camping trips, on which he brought electric appliances and lost his equipment.
   
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The Cub Scout story arcs were discontinued (much like the short-lived [[Uncle Max]] character) in favor of the family [[camping]] trips, as stated by [[Bill Watterson]] in the [[The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book|Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book]]. The reason for this is that joining a Cub Scout troop seemed out of place given Calvin's antisocial tendencies.
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Despite this, there have been references to [[Calvin]]'s Cub Scout membership throughout the rest of the strip (most prominently in a story arc where Calvin has to untie himself and so consults his Cub Scout manual).
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==References==
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Revision as of 03:21, February 15, 2012

Cub Scouts
Early in the strip, Calvin was a member of a Cub Scout troop, and was featured going on outings in one story arc and a single Sunday strip.
Cub Scouts 2
No members of Calvin's troop were seen apart from a single boy speaking on behalf of the scoutmaster[1]. Calvin's troop was seen going on hikes and camping trips, one time assembling the troop around the campfire for a ghost story[2]. Calvin seemed to only mildly enjoy being part of the troop, being particularly displeased by the camping trips, on which he brought electric appliances and lost his equipment.

The Cub Scout story arcs were discontinued (much like the short-lived Uncle Max character) in favor of the family camping trips, as stated by Bill Watterson in the Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book. The reason for this is that joining a Cub Scout troop seemed out of place given Calvin's antisocial tendencies.

Despite this, there have been references to Calvin's Cub Scout membership throughout the rest of the strip (most prominently in a story arc where Calvin has to untie himself and so consults his Cub Scout manual).

References

  1. ^ [1] Gocomics.com: May 21 1986
  2. ^ [2] Gocomics.com: September 7 1986
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