Objective history of BSA formation?
Don Newcomb (newcomb@NAVO.NAVY.MIL)
Thu, 9 Apr 1992 15:46:56 CDT
I am trying to locate an objective history of the organization of
Scouting in the US. In particular I am interested in the diverse
players and personalities involved from about 1910-1914. I have not
yet seen a complete list of all the cooperating and rival Scouting
organizations that were folded into the BSA in or after 1910 or
which continued independently. Unfortunately, it is always true that
history is the story written by the winners and the BSA is no
exception. Most of the books I have seen that cover this at all do
so from a BSA prospective and read almost like a propaganda sheet.
In particular I am interested in material dealing with:
1. The American National Scouts,
2. Boy Scouts of the United States,
3. Boy Scouts of the United States of America,
4. Sons of Daniel Boone,
5. Woodcraft Indians,
Their founders, philosophies and histories. Also of interest is
information regarding the court judgements which prevent other
organizations from using the names "Boy Scouts" or "Scouts".
Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.
Donald R. Newcomb * Make yourselves good scouts and good
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