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100 years of scouting

  • COURTESY OF THE BOY SCOUTS COUNCIL
    Boy Scout Troop 2 waits for the 5:15 train at Makua for the trip back to the city after attending a camp outing in Makua Valley in 1911.
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Boys’ Life is the flagship youth publication of the Boy Scouts of America. It was purchased in 1912 from George S. Barton of Massachusetts, who started the magazine a year earlier. Boys’ Life circulation has grown from 6,000 in 1912 to 1.3 million today.

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