Robert Pershing Wadlow, at 8-foot-11 the tallest man ever, was a Boy Scout. At age 13, he was 7-foot-4 — much taller than anyone else in his troop.
Before 1965, adults could earn the Eagle Scout award. In a few especially touching cases, an adult even received his badge at the same time as his son.
Perfect uniform? Check. Scouts in the 1950s had their uniforms checked using this uniform inspection sheet. A score of 100 out of 100 was the goal.
In January 1959, the Boy Scouts of America replaced its Explorer program with the Exploring program. This was more than just a suffix change, though.
You've probably seen his quote, often attributed to anonymous. But the quote's author, Forest Witcraft, was anything but.
In the New York Times Sunday Book Review, an author and Eagle Scout calls the fourth edition of the "Handbook for Boys" a classic of literature.
In the '60s, the Minnesota Vikings Football Club sponsored an Explorer Post. They held mock drafts, toured the team's stadium and met with sports reporters.
1967 was a good year for Scouting cartoons, as evidenced here. Check out 14 of my favorites from the pages of Scouting magazine from that year.
If you've camped with Scouts before, then it's likely you've encountered energetic boys (and Venturers, too) who have a hard time settling down at bedtime.
Let's look back at five June cover images from the digital archives of Scouting magazine.