Boy Scout Exhibit Now Online

Scoutmaster Ward Betzer and Boy Scouts at the Cornhusker Council's Camp Minis-Kuya near Lincoln, probably before 1950. The former camp site is now within Wilderness Park. Loaned by Rick Wolzen, Lincoln

Scoutmaster Ward Betzer and Boy Scouts at the Cornhusker Council's Camp Minis-Kuya near Lincoln, probably before 1950. The former camp site is now within Wilderness Park. Loaned by Rick Wolzen, Lincoln

The Nebraska State Historical Society is pleased to announce a new virtual exhibit celebrating the Centennial of the Boy Scouts of America.  The Boy Scouts of America, 1910-2010: Celebrating the Adventure – Continuing the Journey replicates the exhibit that was on held at the Nebraska History Museum from February through August 2010.  

The exhibit includes objects and photographs from the collections of the Nebraska State Historical Society, Cornhusker Council, and private collectors.   Highlights include Boy Scout uniforms, national and local honor society memorabilia, canoeing photos and objects, and a Pinewood Derby track.   

The exhibit was a cooperative project between the Nebraska State Historical Society and the Cornhusker Council, with financial support from Hastings College.

Jacket, knickers, toiletry kit, and belt from the first decade of Boy Scouting in the United States. These items, except for the knickers, belonged to Ted E. Barger, a Boy Scout from the McCook, Nebraska, area. Sources: 11188-1, 3, 5, Ted E. Barger, courtesy of Anne Barger Hein, Palos Verde Estates, California; Knickers loaned by Rick Wolzen, Lincoln

Jacket, knickers, toiletry kit, and belt from the first decade of Boy Scouting in the United States. These items, except for the knickers, belonged to Ted E. Barger, a Boy Scout from the McCook, Nebraska, area. Sources: 11188-1, 3, 5, Ted E. Barger, courtesy of Anne Barger Hein, Palos Verde Estates, California; Knickers loaned by Rick Wolzen, Lincoln

Ted Barger wearing his uniform. Source: RG2877:PH570

Ted Barger wearing his uniform. Source: RG2877:PH570

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