Siple, Paul A.
Scan day: 09 February 2014 UTC
Description: Biographical information and photo of BSA Eagle Scout in Antarctica.
Announcement: Antarctic Explorers: Paul A. Siple Paul Allman Siple saw the first light of day on December 18, 1908, in Montpelier, Ohio. The proud parents were Clyde L. Siple and his wife Fannie Hope (Allman) Siple. When Paul was about ten years of age the family moved to Erie, Pennsylvania, where two years later he joined the Boy Scouts of America. Merit badge work held the greatest interest for him and by the time he was eighteen, sixty of these badges had been earned. Thinking of his efforts as an adventure in exploring, he applied himself to the study of insects, radio, woodwork, art, athletics, first aid, bee-keeping, and many other areas of science as well as pragmatic subjects. It was during this period of time that Siple found the assurance of God for himself and wrote that, "Only a Supreme Mind could have designed the harmonious and beautiful world of which I was becoming aware for the first time." His first knowledge of Captain
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