Casper the Friendly Ghost was a Boo Scout and Cub Scout recruiter

Turns out Casper, that friendliest of friendly ghosts, was pretty friendly to the Boy Scouts of America, too.

He joined the Cub Scouts, marched alongside Boy Scouts in a New York City parade and even starred in his very own Scouting-themed cartoon called “Boo Scout.”

Here’s a look back in time.

He invited boys to become Cub Scouts

Casper join Cub Scouting

As Casper the Friendly Cub Scout, he marched in the Columbus Day parade in New York City

Casper the Friendly Cub Scout

He offered activity ideas for Cub Scout leaders

Casper Cub Scout comic

And he appeared in a 1951 cartoon

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