Acquired from family donations, garage sales, estate sales and auctions, these amateur photos help trace Scouting's history just as well as the professional ones and provide a candid look into the lives of real Scouts. Any details found on (or with) these pictures are included in the descriptions. Many of the dates are estimated based upon uniform styles or other clues, so please correct us if you identify an error. As these personal photos have no copyright restrictions, please feel free to use them how you see fit! If it's possible to give a "shout out" to ScoutGems in your usage and let us know how they're being used, we'd appreciate it. Enjoy!

View our collection of historical news photos HERE.


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