The difference was that Craig was the only one of the five to get his card back, along with a friendly message from a Larchmont, N.Y. man who found the balloon and card across the state line in Connecticut.
The episode was related Monday by Donald Lynd, Cubmaster who explained that Craig, along with David Colone, Victor Scavo, Gregory DeSalvatore and Donald Lynd Jr., had a “launching” in May.
Calling the launching a “shot in the dark,” Mr. Lynd said he had more or less put the episode out of his mind until Craig, beaming all over, showed up at the last Den meeting bearing a post card.
On it was a message from the finder, Roy Nugent.
“I hope you haven’t given up faith,” wrote Mr. Nugent. “ … send another and it may reach Washington.”