Boy Scouts of America, Jenkintown Troop 2 records
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"The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.
"[Since its incorporation in 1910,] the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes -- and, through over a century of experience, knows -- that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society."
Boy Scouts of American Troop 386, Jenkintown Troop #2 in Jenkintown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, became active at least as early as the 1940s, and remained active through the 1990s at least.
The Boy Scouts of America. "About the BSA." Accessed May 7, 2013. http://www.scouting.org/About.aspx
The Boy Scout records relate primarily to Jenkintown Troop 2 (BSA Troop 386), with some material for Jenkintown Cub Scout Pack 13 and Explorer Post 386. There are Committee minutes, 1943-1951, 1954-1963, which are at times informally kept. Memorandum books, 1955-1958, 1960-1961, record work to be done, notes on meetings, and one account of a summer camping trip in 1956. Other programs and miscellaneous material relate to Troop 2's parent organizations, the George Washington District and the Valley Forge Council of the Boy Scouts. There are also two banquet programs for Edge Hill Troop 33, 1993, 1995.
The later minutes were kept by W. Berkeley MacKenney, who is likely the source of the records.
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- Boy Scouts of America. Troop 386 (Jenkintown, Pa. Troop #2)
- Boy Scouts of America. Valley Forge Council
- Boy Scouts of America
- Old York Road Historical Society
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- This preliminary finding aid was created by staff of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania’s Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) using data provided by the Old York Road Historical Society. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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