During the course of one’s research, historians invariably gather hard to find documents and publications that are either very difficult to review or not available through an ILL request. In an effort to facilitate research into the history of Guiding/Scouting, we are offering the use of this web site to make such documents available to the wider community of historians. If you have a document that you would like to make available on-line, please contact us.
- Several years ago, the BSA filed a trademark infringement suit against an organization called YouthScouts. As part of the litigation (no longer pending), the BSA provided historical documents to bolster its claim to the use of the word Scout. I downloaded so me of these files before the case was settled: File 1 (28MB), File 2 (3MB)
- Love, Paul, Dwight Ramsey, and D.W. Lawrence. Regional Executives of the Boy Scouts of America. New Brunswick, NJ: Boy Scouts of America, 1968. (7.5 MB)
- Florence Cobb, G. Winn Everett, & Lady Marjorie Stopford. Interview by Tammie M. Proctor. Bushey, Hertsfordshire. 24 March 1993. An interivew with three women who were very involved with Girl Guiding in the UK. In addition to talking about Guiding and Scouting, they recount their meetings with Lord and Lady Baden-Powell.
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