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The Frog-Catching Scouts Of Calaveras County

If you haven’t read Mark Twain’s (very) short story, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, you can read it for free online.

(Go ahead and read it now. We’ll wait.)


The story was written in 1867, but for Troop 100 in Hannibal, Missouri, it’s still as relevant as ever.

You see, in Hannibal, there’s a real jumping frog contest every year, just like in the story. And the Scouts play a major part it in, renting frogs for a modest donation to people who want to participate in the event, then returning the cute creatures to their native pond — unharmed — later the same day.

Read more about these Scouts here.


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