21 thoughts on “Archives

  1. Does any one know of a comprehensive book or publication on patches and medals and awards issued by the National Council BSA.

  2. How soon before you get the 1960’s and 1970’s magazines online? Those were my Scouting years and I sure would like to reread all those issues.

    Keep up the great work!

  3. I am trying to source a copy of the Scouter Magazine circa 1953. The front page contains a photograph of two kilted scouts either side of the photographer from the Everest Expedition of 1953 who had given a talk at the first ever Queen Scout Investiture that year at Charterhouse School, Godalming that year.

  4. I like Scouting, Volume 1, number 7, July 1,1913. The front cover has a great layout. The subject ” Visualized in National Child Welfare Exhibit” was well done. Great article.

  5. “If the First Class Scout Badge is to have a vital meaning to a boy, he must qualify as the result of his own efforts, not be sitting passively while being ‘crammed’ to pass the test.”
    Scouting June 1930, page 162
    #scoutinggems

  6. ” Just what is the sign of a Boy Scout? What is there about a boy that tells us that he’s a scout?….The thing that ready tell us a boy IS a scout is the happy look on is face resulting from the inner satisfaction of a ‘good turn’….Let us all strive for the “smile that won’t come off.” And let us all wear it deservedly- only because we’ve earned it.”

    Scouting, March 1927, page 15
    The Sign of the Scout, by C.E. Goldbranson,
    SM Minute
    #scoutinggem

  7. The Green Bar Men
    The Exchange of Leadership Ideas
    “The Patrol Organization: Wherever possible, boys should form their own Patrols according to their own interest and desires, their own likes and dislikes, their own friendship and loyalties. A Scoutmaster will usually find that the group of boys with who, he has to deal, though at first strangers to each other will soon develop into a natural gang, if he gives them the opportunity.”

    Scouting September 1930, page 244
    #scoutinggems

    • The Orange County Council, CA is planning an October reunion of those locally that attended the 1953 Jamboree here. Anything about the Jamboree that we could get a copy would be great to share at the get together. We have copies of the film but the quality is not great. Do you know if a DVD is available?

      Thanks,

      Lionel

  8. Ben, The best way that I have found so far to print a page is to right click on the image of the page and click on “copy image” and then paste it into a word processor and print from there. Once it is in the word processor, you can treat it like any image and re-size or add notes. It is not very elegant or fast, but it is the best I have found to do this. Anybody else??
    Irv

    • Hi, Dave. The archives are still in development and we are working to correct the broken links. The missing issues will be added soon. Thanks for your patience.

      -Gretchen Sparling, associate editor

  9. True today as it was then…

    Four Reasons for Scouting
    By Charles Howard Mills, Volume 1 Number 23, April 15th, 1914 Scouting Magazine.

    First because of its universality. It touches every class of boy, without respect to social standing, or race or religion. Second, it touches every side of boy nature. Third, because of the wonderfully strong, underlying, quite working of the moral grip that the Boy Scout scheme has upon the boy. Fourth, because it works. It’s not theory.

  10. Just for grins, I have been surfing the archives and found a photo that appeared in 1972… the camp was the then new Maine-Matagammon, and was being profiled. Just so happens that my mug is the far right side. My 13 year old daughter said “wow, you look young”. I would love to get a copy of that photo.

  11. Under “Browse by Decade”, “2000s” is only showing issues from 2009 and I guess “1990s” is missing 1999 issues. Is it my browser, an issue with the site or are you still working to scan in the final decade’s worth of magazines?

    Thanks for all your work putting together an online archive of Scouting magazine. What a great resource this is. Now I can free up some space in my basement and recycle the old issues I’ve been saving.

  12. I enjoyed in reading this issue and it would be nice to have a copy of it when you were born. I was born May 12,1944. I joined scouting May of 1956. I started reading your scout magazines from 1920’s they are very interesting stories. It would be nice to have this copy for my life when I was born and have my children remember what happened in that year. I love scouting, it’s great.

  13. I authored a Roundtable article “The Will & Skill Show” that appeared on page 34 of Nov/Dec 1996 issue. I’m wondering why it doesn’t come up in the archives. Please rectify the omission.
    Thanks & Y.I.S.

  14. I authored a Roundtable article, that appeared in the Nov/Dec 1996 issue, on page 34. But it doesn.t come up in the archive. Please rectify the omission. Thanks & Y.I.S.

  15. Was there a scout of the year program in the 40’s? I have a picture of my father in law; in California, in his scout uniform. He indicates he received the ‘scout of the year award’ Is there an archive of names? His last name is McQueary.

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