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HARD WEAR
Cub Scout caps are built to last. This design,
in use from 1930 to 1940, features lettering
that reads “Cubs BSA.” From 1940 to 1970, the
words had changed to “Cub Scouts BSA,” and
from 1970 on, the boys have been wearing the
familiar baseball-style caps.
BOUND AND GAGS
“The Express,” Syracuse’s All-American
running back Ernie Davis, posed for a popular
cover story in the October 1960 Boys’ Life.
But we bet most boys flipped first to the back
page for the jokes in “Think and Grin” or the
long-running comic strips such as “Scouts in
Action” and “Pee Wee Harris.”
THEY RACE AMONG US
Wooden race cars rule! And they have since
May 15, 1953, when the late Don Murphy
BON APPÉTIT,
founded the pinewood derby in Manhattan
FROM SANTA
Beach, Calif., because his son was too young to
participate in the Soap Box Derby.
“A real gift inspiration!” read
the ad copy in a 1950 Supply
Group holiday catalog for this
Official Chow Kit. ”Here’s your
own personal cutlery outfit
in a compact leather case
that fits on your belt.” Only
$2, so “You and your family
will never forget the joys of a
Scouting Christmas!”
1998
2000
The 10th edition of The Boy Scouting launches the coed Venturing program. Venturing will quickly be- The BSA adopts Leave No Trace as
The BSA unveils Wood Badge for The BSA’s
Scout Handbook is pub- come the fastest-growing Scouting program, with a membership of more than Scouting’s guideline for protecting
the 21st Century, an overhaul of 100-millionth
lished. The total circulation 288,000 young men and women by the end of 2003. the environment while conducting
Wood Badge that focuses on team youth member
of the handbook since 1910 outdoor activities.
development and encompasses all is registered.
reaches 33,860,000.
branches of Scouting.
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