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Pierre Squadron Joins Scotty Philip Days

August 21, 2023

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Pierre Composite Squadron participated in a Scotty Philip Day parade with a float carrying a small replica of a Piper J-3, hand-built by squadron member Maj Lee Vaughan, assistant aerospace education officer. 

James "Scottyt" Philip is remembered as "the man who saved the buffalo" in the late 1800s and early 1900s by building a herd from the last few buffalo calves captured int eh wind.  was remembered as the “Man who saved the Buffalo” in the late 1800s and early 1900s.  This year's three-day annual celebration included a 5K run, Water Games, a Demolition Derby, a parade, and a rodeo. Some members of the Pierre Squadron had been members of the former Philip Squadron members. CAP members told the story of CAP in South Dakota and nationwide, and did a bit of membership recruiting. They demonstrated model rocketry for young people by flying “Fizzy Rockets." 

Several people expressed interest in CAP and will be followed up about joining. 

For more on the story of the Piper J-3 replica, see the news clipping below.


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