House Report No. 130. Sixty-Fourth Congress


CONGRESSIONAL REPORT IN SUPPORT OF ACT TO INCORPORATE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

House Report No. 130. Sixty-Fourth Congress

First Session

February 7, 1916. –Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Gard, from the Committee on the Judiciary, submitting the following report (to accompany H. R. 735).

The Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 735) to incorporate the Boy Scouts of America and to project its insignia, having carefully considered the same, beg leave to submit the following report with the recommendation that the bill do pass.

The Boy Scout movement is not one seeking to promote a juvenile military system, but is intended to supplement and enlarge established modern educational facilities in activities in the great and healthful out of doors where may be the netter developed physical strength and endurance, self-reliance, and the powers of initiative and resourcefulness, all for the purpose of establishing through the boys of to-day the very highest type if American citizenship.

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1967 Boy Scout Handbook


One of the last Boy Scout Handbooks, edited by Green Bar Bill Harcourt. This is a genuine classic. Pair with a pre-War “Handbook for Boys” it’s a hard to beat library for Boy Scouts.

Download a half-decent scan in PDF format: Boy Scout Handbook 1967 processed

Here’s a nice blog with several beautiful scans featured: https://chawedrosin.wordpress.com/2009/02/05/1965-boy-scout-handbook/