Treasure #40 Scouting exhibit

40 Scouting exhibit

40 Scouting exhibit

One room at the Museum is dedicated to scouting. Items from the ‘20s to the ‘80s, including uniforms, gear, badges, and handbooks of the Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts, Campfire Girls, Brownies, and Cub Scouts are on display. These two items are from Robert Whitehouse’s own scouting career: his Eagle Scout badge and certification from 1933 (the first scout from NH to achieve this honor!), and his woven backpack from the 1st ever National Boy Scout Jamboree held in Washington DC in 1937. Over 25,000 scouts camped around the Washington Monument and Tidal Basin for 10 days of activities. Check out old newsreel footage here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIvqV6vLa3w

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