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Scouting too far ahead

It can be a sign of good leadership, to be out in front. But for Explorer Scout Nicholas Kosciuszek of Seymour, Conn., it meant a night out alone on a rugged mountaintop.

The 15-year-old came to Salisbury with a dozen members of the New Haven Hiking Club for an afternoon hike to Mount Everett in Mount Washington, Mass. It was late October in 1957, and it was cold.

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