This exhibit presents the 50 years of Scouts on U.S. stamps commemorating Scouting. Since 1907 when Scouting started in England, the slogan "do a good turn daily" has earned this movement recognition in the United States and around the world. The selfless deeds of countless Girl and Boy Scouts has been recognized repeatedly by over 100 countries in the form of commemorative stamps.
Scouting in the U.S. began officially in 1910. Although collectors produced many
Scout-related cachets and sought special postal cancels, the U.S. was not to issue a Scout
postage stamp until 1948, almost forty years after itís start.
by Keith Larson, © 1998