In celebration of the hundredth year of Boy Scouts in America, historical author and Eagle Scout, Chuck Wills has mined the extensive archives to create this comprehensive, historical account of Scouting. With 300 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.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.There is no better way to mark this momentous 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America than with this extraordinary look back to where it all started, and how Scouting came to be an integral part of boyhood in America. Each faux-leather bound book embedded with the metal emblem is contained in a protective slipcase accompanied by a DVD of historical and contemporary footage. Limited edition press run, with each book numbered. 300 pages.
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