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Shenandoah Area Council Boy Scouts of America Collection

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17


Inventory created by Archives Staff 07/1996. Revised 11/2018.

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS: Collection is open to all researchers. 

USE RESTRICTIONS: Restrictions may apply concerning the use, photoduplication, or publication of items in this collection. Consult a member of the archives staff for information concerning these restrictions. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright.

EXTENT: 1.33 linear feet

DATE: 1907 – 2010

SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection contains books, magazines, pamphlets, correspondence, reports, speeches, and other miscellaneous materials from the Shenandoah Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America (1918-1979).

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: A local council of the Boy Scouts of America was organized in Winchester, VA in 1915. Originally, the Council consisted of three troops. In 1928, the Shenandoah Area Council was formed and assumed responsibility for the program in the northern Shenandoah counties and the panhandle of West Virginia. The Council headquarters is located in Winchester, VA.

CITE AS: Shenandoah Area Council Boy Scouts of America Collection, 372 THL/WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.



BOX 1 

Account Book, 1920-1921 – Boy Scouts, Winchester, VA, 1 booklet, manuscript 

Bills and Receipts, 1920s, includes bylaws, receipts, price lists, roster, application for renewal of charter, 14 items, printed and typescript

Checkbook issued to Boy Scouts, 1922, Farmers and Merchants National Bank, Winchester, 1 item, manuscript on printed form

Miscellaneous Receipts, 1920s, unnumbered leaves, printed and manuscript


Boy Scouts Winchester-Frederick County—News Articles, unnumbered items, printed, (photocopies)

Neath the Azure Blue, circa 1913-1973: The First Sixty Years of Scouting in the Shenandoah Area, May 1974, Stephens City, VA, 1 item, 114 pages, printed

The Trail, 1914-1917, Volume 1, October 22, 1917, published by the First Troop of Boy Scouts, Winchester, VA, 2 items, 109 pages, printed

"The Boy Scout Scheme," 1918, pamphlet, national headquarters, 2 items, printed

Boy's Life Magazine subscription form, 1918, 1 leaf, printed

Fourth Liberty Loan campaign, 1918, 3 pages, 1 leaf, printed; 1 booklet, 16 pages, printed; 1 leaf, typescript (photocopy); 1 envelope, manuscript

The Scout, May 1920, vol. #1, newsletter, printed (photocopy), 12 pages

Correspondence, 1921-1922, 1 leaf, 1 envelope, manuscript; 20 leaves, typescript; 16 leaves, 1 envelope, typescript (copy); 2 envelopes, printed

Programs—2nd Anniversary of Troop Two, Jan. 19, 1917; Annual Church Service, Feb. 8, 1920

Recognition dinners, 1950, 1955, 1977, includes speech, "Scouting in Winchester," 3 items, printed; 1 item, 7 leaves, typescript (photocopy)

1951 funding appeal and Council President's report, 1 item, 5 leaves, typescript (photocopy); 1 item, printed

Miscellaneous, 1970s, 3 items, printed

Time Chart, Shenandoah Area Council, 1907-2003, 5 leaves, typescript

"Trail Signs," newsletter, 1972-1979 (incomplete), 41 items, printed

Troop 3, Boy Scouts - 1976, "Our Forty-Eighth Year," 1 item, printed

Troop 3, Boy Scouts - 1979, "Upon My Honor: A History of Boy Scout Troop 3," 1 item, printed

"Making Men of Them," by Thornton W. Burgess, no date, 1 item, 12 pages, printed

Scoutmaster Commission application form, no date, 1 item, printed

Seventy-fifth Anniversary Banquet, Nov. 19, 2003—10 pages, printed 

D-Day Commemoration -- Valor of Virginians, compiled by Louis Greer, Boys Scouts of America, 2010, D-Day commemoration, 1 booklet, 2 pages, printed, 1 patch 

BOX 3 

Membership receipts for the Boy Scouts of America, 1921-1923, unnumbered leaves and pages, printed and manuscript 

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