Boy Scouts of America : a centennial history
Boy Scouts of America : a centennial history

Wills, Chuck.


1st American ed., Collector' ed.

Publication Information
New York, N.Y. : DK Publishing, c2013.

Physical Description
299 p. : coll. ill., facsim., ports. ; 37 cm. + 1 DVD

General Note
Accompanied by a DVD of historical and contemporary footage.

The birth of the Boy Scouts c. 1898-1920 -- Scouting grows up 1920-1945 -- Boom years for the BSA 1945-1965 -- Scouting in a changing society 1965-1979 -- Back to basics 1979-1999 -- Scouting's second century 1999-present.

A Centennial History tells the full, rich story of Scouting from it's original British roots to its adaptation in America, from the earliest Scout camps through the Scouts' contributions during World Wars I and II, the Depression and up to the aid they offered victims of Hurricane Katrina. In the course of telling the BSA's history, the book honors many notable Scouts who have raised its reputation to the highest heights of American consciousness.With 299 pages, this exquisite, limited edition book contains vivid and some never before seen photographs, memorabilia and removable replicas of rare documents such as the original Pinewood Derby rulebook, a World War I poster distributed by the Boy Scouts of America, and a letter to the Scouts from President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Personal Subject
Beard, Daniel Carter, 1850-1941.
Seton, Ernest Thompson, 1860-1946.
Boyce, William D., 1848-1929.
Baden-Powell of Gilwell, Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, Baron, 1857-1941.
West, James E. (James Edward), 1876-1948.

Corporate Subject
Boy Scouts of America -- History.

Boy Scouts.
Boy Scouts -- United States.

Added Corporate Author
Boy Scouts of America

LibraryCollectionMaterial TypeCall NumberStatus
Santa Clara BranchAdult Non-fictionAdult Non-fiction369.43 WillsChecked In
St. George BranchAdult Non-fictionAdult Non-fiction369.43 WillsChecked In