Re: Green Bar Bill!rr
Michael Rogero Brown (michaelb@SUNRISE.CSE.FAU.EDU)
Thu, 23 Sep 1993 12:44:20 EDT
> > Come on, Gino! How come you don't know William E. Hillcourt, a.k.a.
> > Green Bar Bill? 8-) (Just kidding...)
> Is he the one who, while in London, got helped by a scout and tried to
> give him a tip (which of course the scout refused)?
Nope. That was William Boyce. This happened in 1910 when Boyce was in
London on business. After this happened he went to the Boy Scout office
to learn more about Scouting and brought it to the US and established the
Boyce was not really active in the BSA, and in 1915 or so formed a separate
group called the Lone Scouts of America that was later merged into the BSA
as the Lone Scout Program.
Boyce was honored with one of the first Silver Buffalo awards, as was the
`Unknown Scout' who helped him.
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