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World of Scouting Museum
Valley Forge, PA
Our collection continues to grow through individual and corporate support. Below are some items recently added to the collection of the World of Scouting Museum.
Frisbee, 2015
Maker Unknown
China
Gift of Paul W. Ware
2016.2    
In three years, history will be made when a world jamboree will be hosted by three national scout organizations: Scouts Canada, Asociacion de Scouts de Mexico, and the Boy Scouts of America. The event will be held July 22-August 3, 2019, at The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in West Virginia. This will be the first time in more than forty years that the World Scout Jamboree will be held in the United States.
Patch, 2013
Scouts For Equality
Washington, DC
Gift of Scouts For Equality
2016.3.8
In May 2013, the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America voted to end the ban on gay youth in scouting. This "New Day For Scouting" patch was created by Scouts For Equality to commemorate the results of that event.
Inclusive Scouting Award Square Knot, 2014
Scouts For Equality
Washington, DC
Gift of Scouts For Equality
2016.3.16
Scouts and Scouters, who found the BSA's policy on gay membership and leadership to be discriminatory, were encouraged to show solidarity by wearing this unofficial Inclusive Scouting Award square knot patch.
Equality Lodge Pocket Flap, 2015
Scouts For Equality
Washington, DC
Gift of Scouts For Equality
2016.3.2
This pocket flap was created by Scouts For Equality in 2015 to commemorate two historic events in Scouting that year - the 100th anniversary of the Order of the Arrow and the ending of the BSA's ban on gay adults.
Scarf Slide, 1963
Philadelphia Council BSA
Philadelphia, PA
Gift of Jerry Harding
2016.5.21
The Philadelphia Council of the BSA utilized the image of Smokey Bear as part of their logo for their 1963 Northern Conservation Camporee, held at the then Hart Scout Reservation. Opened in 1930, and now part of the Musser Scout Reservation, Camp Hart has been in continuous operation since the property was provided in an endowment by Dr. Charles D. Hart.


The Musser Scout Reservation is located along the Unami Creek on over 1,400 acres of Marlborough Township, Pennsylvania. It is part of the largest contiguous forest in Southeastern Pennsylvania and now includes Camps Hart, Delmont and Garrison. The western portion of Camp Hart currently hosts the Cradle of Liberty Council (formerly the Philadelphia Council) Leader training programs, and is the location for the council's Cub Adventures summer resident camp for Cub Scouts and Webelos.
Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital, 2013
Arcadia Publishing
Charlestown, SC
Gift of Ann E. Robertson & the GS Council of the Nation's Capital
2016.6
In 1913, when Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low was searching for a city in which to place the national headquarters of her newly birthed movement, she chose Washington, DC. Three years later, the HQ was moved to New York City but the movement continued to grow along the Potomac. In Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital, author Ann E. Robertson chronicles Girl Scouting in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia through over 200 photos from the Council's archives.
James M. Stewart Good Citizenship Award, 2016
James M. Stewart Museum Foundation
Indiana, PA
Gift of the James M. Stewart Museum Foundation
2016.13.3-.5
Established by the James M. Stewart Museum Foundation, in cooperation with the Boy Scouts of America, the Penn's Woods Council, and the Stewart family, the James M. Stewart Good Citizenship Award can be earned by any Boy Scout or Scouter who exemplifies the characteristics of a "Good Citizen."
The requirements for the award include visiting the Jimmy Stewart Museum (in person or virtually online), completing the Museum's quiz, writing a 500 word essay on citizenship, and completing a good citizen project in their local community in honor of James M. Stewart.

For more information on the James M. Stewart Good Citizenship Award and the Jimmy Stewart Museum, visit www.jimmy.org.
James Maitland Stewart (1908-1997), an Academy Award winning actor, is best remembered for his roles in some of America’s greatest films – “The Philadelphia Story,” “Mr. Smith Goes To Washington,” “It’s A Wonderful Life,” and “Harvey.” He often portrayed a humble middle-class man struggling to work out a challenging situation and his distinctive manner of speaking added to his down-to-earth persona. He was equally comfortable in screwball comedies, romantic adventures, or gritty westerns.

A veteran of World War II, who flew more than twenty combat missions, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal and the French Croix de Guerre. Rising to the rank of Brigadier General in the Air Force Reserves, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Reagan in 1985.

As a child in Indiana, PA, Stewart was a Boy Scout in Troop 3. Unsuccessful in passing his swimming test, he did not advance beyond the rank of Second Class Scout. Nevertheless, Scouting taught him many valuable lessons including responsibility, service to others and the importance of being a good citizen. He was a life-long supporter of the Boy Scouts of America and was honored with the Silver Buffalo Award in 1958. Upon receiving the Distinguished Scouter Award in 1980, Jimmy summed up his feelings about Scouting: “The Scout Oath has only 40 words in it. Forty words that can make an awfully big difference in the way the boy who becomes a man lives out his life.” 

James M. Stewart Good Citizenship Award Medal, 2016
James M. Stewart Good Citizenship Award Medal - Back, 2016
James M. Stewart Good Citizenship Award Patch, 2016
James M. Stewart Good Citizenship Award Brochure, 2016
James M. Stewart Good Citizenship Award Brochure - Back, 2016
Girl Scouts of the Nation's Capital - Cover, 2013
Girl Scouts of the Nation's Capital - Pg. 27, 2013
Girl Scouts of the Nation's Capital - Pg. 31, 2013
Girl Scouts of the Nation's Capital - Pg. 51, 2013
Girl Scouts of the Nation's Capital - Pg. 89, 2013
Patch, Philadelphia Council, Phila., PA, c.1955
Pennant, Philadelphia Council, Phila., PA, c.1955
Intermediate Girl Scout Dress, GSUSA, New York, NY, 1956
Intermediate Girl Scout Dress - Tag, GSUSA, New York, NY, 1956
Intermediate Girl Scout Dress - Detail, GSUSA, New York, NY, 1956
Intermediate Girl Scout Dress - Badges, GSUSA, New York, NY, 1956
Intermediate Girl Scout Dress - Left Sleeve, GSUSA, New York, NY, 1956
Handkerchief, GSUSA, New York, NY, c.1957
Handkerchief - Top Left, GSUSA, New York, NY, c.1957
Handkerchief - Top Right, GSUSA, New York, NY, c.1957
Handkerchief - Bottom Left, GSUSA, New York, NY, c.1957
Handkerchief - Bottom Right, GSUSA, New York, NY, c.1957
Crime Prevention Merit Badge Booklet, 2008
Crime Prevention Merit Badge Booklet - pgs. 16-17, 2008
Crime Prevention Merit Badge Booklet - pgs.20-21, 2008
Crime Prevention Merit Badge, c.2000
Pocket Knife Box, GSUSA, New York, NY, c.1957
Pocket Knife & Box, GSUSA, New York, NY, c.1957
Pocket Knife, GSUSA, New York, NY, c.1957
Pocket Knife - Back, GSUSA, New York, NY, c.1957
Pocket Knife, GSUSA, New York, NY, c.1957
Pocket Knife - Detail, GSUSA, New York, NY, c.1957
Pocket Knife - Detail, GSUSA, New York, NY, c.1957
Pocket Knife - Detail, GSUSA, New York, NY, c.1957
Pocket Knife - Instructions, GSUSA, New York, NY, c.1957
Doll, Cosmopolitan Doll & Toy Co., Jackson Heights, NY, c.1957
Doll, Cosmopolitan Doll & Toy Co., Jackson Heights, NY, c.1957
Doll, Cosmopolitan Doll & Toy Co., Jackson Heights, NY, c.1957
Box, Cosmopolitan Doll & Toy Co., Jackson Heights, NY, c.1957
Box, Cosmopolitan Doll & Toy Co., Jackson Heights, NY, c.1957
Photo, Riviera Photographers, Bay Shore, NY, 1954
Photo - Detail of Rudolf Tellmann, Riviera Photographers, Bay Shore, NY, 1954
Photo - Detail, Riviera Photographers, Bay Shore, NY, 1954
Crime Prevention Merit Badge Booklet, 2008
Crime Prevention Merit Badge, c.2000
Boy Scouts of America
Irving, TX
Gift of Rudolf Tellmann
2016.4.25 and 2016.7.11
An important part of Scouting is learning how to be a good citizen and working on a Crime Prevention merit badge is a good way to do this.

This merit badge booklet covers such topics as Preparing A Crime Prevention Notebook, Police And Citizens: Working Together, Inspecting Your Neighborhood, Neighborhood Watch, Drug Awareness, Roles Of Police And Sheriff's Departments, and Crime Prevention Resources.
Patch and Pennant, c.1955
BSA Philadelphia Council
Philadelphia, PA
Gift of Phillip Hunter
2016.8.1 and 2016.8.2
Treasure Island Camp, later called Treasure Island Scout Reservation, was founded in 1913. Located between Point Pleasant, PA and Frenchtown, NJ, the camp was situated on two islands in the Delaware River. It continued to operate until 2009, when after repeated flooding, it was closed.
Treasure Island is also the home of the Order of the Arrow. Founded in 1915 by Camp Director E. Urner Goodman and Assistant Camp Director Carroll A. Edson as a camp honor fraternity. Through ceremonies influenced by Native American Indian lore, the OA emphasized the ideals of Scouting. The first members belonged to Unami Lodge 1 and chose the turtle as their totem. 
Intermediate Girl Scout Dress, 1956
Girl Scouts of the USA
New York, NY
Gift of Martha Henry
2016.9.1
This Intermediate Girl Scout dress (0-100) is made of bright green, Sanfordized cotton covert and has a six-gored skirt with two patch pockets and official green buttons.

Donor Martha Vincent Henry was a member of Troop 62, Elmira, NY. While an Intermediate Girl Scout, she earned six proficiency badges: Swimmer, Sewing, Folk Dancing, Housekeeper, Cook, and Games.
Handkerchief, c.1957
Girl Scouts of the USA
New York, NY
Gift of Martha Henry
2016.9.10
Light yellow, nylon handkerchief printed with Girl Scouting subjects in green assorted fonts and related illustrations.
Pocket Knife and Box, c.1957
Kutmaster
Utica, NY
Gift of Martha Henry
2016.9.13AE
A necessary piece of equipment for any camping Girl Scout, this Official Girl Scout knife (11-310) has a green acetate handle with a set-in 3D Tenderfoot emblem. It features a Tungsten steel master blade, steel can opener, cap lifter, bottle opener, and punch blade
Doll and Box, c.1957
Cosmopolitan Doll & Toy Company and Terri Lee Doll Company
Jackson Heights, NY and Apple Valley, CA
Gift of Martha Henry
2016.9.15AL
As long as there as been Girl Scouting, there have been Girl Scout dolls. The Ginger model, seen here clothed as a Girl Scout, was manufactured by the Cosmopolitan Doll & Toy Company, Jackson Heights, NY, and was introduced in the 1957 Girl Scout Catalog. The Terri Lee Doll Company had a contract with the GSUSA to create both Brownie and Girl Scout uniforms for Ginger dolls and to create both blonde and brunette Raysheen wigs.
Photo, 1954
Riviera Photographers
Bay Shore, Long Island, NY
Gift of Rudolf Tellmann
2016.7.56
It looks like these happy campers sure enjoyed their summer at Camp Baiting Hollow, Calverton, NY, in 1954. Opened in 1926, the camp is located on the North Shore of Long Island, NY, along the Long Island Sound. Donor Rudolf Tellmann stands in the back row, fourth from the left. Today Camp Baiting Hollow is operated by the BSA Suffolk County Council.