That’s the year the man who would become Han Solo served on staff at Boy Scout Camp Napowan in central Wisconsin.
One of those summers he staffed with a young man named Harry.
Howe remembers Harrison Ford as a “good guy — a bit on the shy side.” On days off from camp, Howe and Ford would head to Waupaca, Wis., or other nearby towns to “kick off our shoes and get away from the campers for a day,” Howe said.
Howe had no sense back then that he was hanging out with a future movie star.
They were just a couple of Scouts who loved the outdoors.
A 12-year-old boy at a Boy Scout camp in San Diego died from a gunshot wound to the head Monday morning, and police were investigating whether the shooting was self-inflicted or accidental. Monday that a boy had shot himself in the head at the camp on Fiesta Island, Officer Matt Tortorella told The Associated Press. It wasn't clear where the gun came from or how it got into the camp.
There were no firearm programs or activities available, and Boy Scouts of America policy does not allow personal firearms at its events, organization spokesman Deron Smith said.
"This is an extremely sad day for our entire scouting family," Boy Scouts of America said in a statement.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and all those who experienced this tragedy.
Our top priority is providing support to our community and for those in the grieving process." The organization said grief counselors were sent to the camp.