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COAT COUTURE
Heavy, soldier-style Scout jacket,
made by Sigmund Eisner from
1910-1932 and by Sweet-Orr
from 1932-1941, featured merit
badges sewn onto the sleeve from
1911-1927.
NOT FADE AWAY?
Look closely. See if you can make
out the drawing (by Gordon Grant)
of a Scout waving his campaign
hat on this cover of a first edition
GET BACK
of The Official Handbook for Boys.
No? Well, remember, the book was
If you strapped on this official
published in 1911.
BSA haversack ca. 1941, you’d
notice the “heavy duck of
sufficient weight to turn water,
SEW LONG AGO
… ring attachments on the side It wasn’t called the “khaki pack”
for lashing blankets in the ‘horse (at least, we don’t think it was),
collar style,’ … and [e]xtra large but it could have been. A sewing
bellows pocket.” Dimensions: 17 kit from the 1940s contained the
inches high, 13 inches wide, and usual assortment of safety pins,
4½ inches thick. It weighed 1½ needles, thread, and buttons, to
pounds and cost just $2.25. give any Scout or Scouter a fix for
an untimely rip.
2001 2002 2004 2005
In the wake of the terrorist attacks of The National Scouting Museum opens in a The BSA launches Good Turn for America, a The 16th National Scout
Sept. 11, Scouts respond to the nation’s call new 50,000-square-foot facility next door to national initiative with The Salvation Army, Jamboree is held at Fort A.P.
for assistance by collecting gloves, socks, the national office in Irving, Tex. American Red Cross, and Habitat for Humanity to Hill, Va. President George W.
toothbrushes, bottled water, and other address the problems of hunger, homelessness, Bush and 43,307 Scouts attend
necessities for rescue workers and victims. inadequate housing, and poor health. the event. Increased military
usage of Fort A.P. Hill prompts
the BSA to consider finding a
new site for the jamboree.
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