Shenandoah Area Council BSA Collection

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library / Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

Shenandoah Area Council Boy Scouts of America Collection, 372 THL/WFCHS

SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection contains books, magazines, pamphlets, correspondence, reports, speeches, and other miscellaneous materials concerning the Shenandoah Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America (1918-1979), Winchester, VA.
(3 boxes) Last updated 02/11.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: A local council of the Boy Scouts of America was organized in Winchester, VA in 1915. This council was comprised of three troops. In 1928, the Shenandoah Area Council was formed and assumed responsibility for the program in the northern Shenandoah counties and the panhandle of West Virginia. Council headquarters was located in Winchester, VA.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Taken from the collection

CITE AS: Shenandoah Area Council Boy Scouts of America Collection, 372 THL/WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.



Account Book, 1920-1921 ? Boy Scouts, Winchester, VA, 1 booklet, manuscript

Bills and Receipts, 1920s, includes bylaws, receipts, price lists, roster, application for renewal of charter, 14 items, printed and typescript

Checkbook issued to Boy Scouts, 1922, Farmers and Merchants National Bank, Winchester, 1 item, manuscript on printed form

Miscellaneous Receipts, 1920s, unnumbered leaves, printed and manuscript


Boy Scouts Winchester-Frederick County?News Articles, unnumbered items, printed, (photocopies)

Neath the Azure Blue, circa 1913-1973: The First Sixty Years of Scouting in the Shenandoah Area, May 1974, Stephens City, VA, 1 item, 114 pages, printed

The Trail, 1914-1917, Volume 1, October 22, 1917, published by the First Troop of Boy Scouts, Winchester, VA, 2 items, 109 pages, printed

"The Boy Scout Scheme," 1918, pamphlet, national headquarters, 2 items, printed

Boy's Life Magazine subscription form, 1918, 1 leaf, printed

Fourth Liberty Loan campaign, 1918, 3 pages, 1 leaf, printed; 1 booklet, 16 pages, printed; 1 leaf, typescript (photocopy); 1 envelope, manuscript

The Scout, May 1920, vol. #1, newsletter, printed (photocopy), 12 pages

Correspondence, 1921-1922, 1 leaf, 1 envelope, manuscript; 20 leaves, typescript; 16 leaves, 1 envelope, typescript (copy); 2 envelopes, printed

Programs?2nd Anniversary of Troop Two, Jan. 19, 1917; Annual Church Service, Feb. 8, 1920

Recognition dinners, 1950, 1955, 1977, includes speech, "Scouting in Winchester," 3 items, printed; 1 item, 7 leaves, typescript (photocopy)

1951 funding appeal and Council President's report, 1 item, 5 leaves, typescript (photocopy); 1 item, printed

Miscellaneous, 1970s, 3 items, printed

--Time Chart, Shenandoah Area Council, 1907-2003, 5 leaves, typescript

"Trail Signs," newsletter, 1972-1979 (incomplete), 41 items, printed

Troop 3, Boy Scouts - 1976, "Our Forty-Eighth Year," 1 item, printed

Troop 3, Boy Scouts - 1979, "Upon My Honor: A History of Boy Scout Troop 3," 1 item, printed

"Making Men of Them," by Thornton W. Burgess, no date, 1 item, 12 pages, printed

Scoutmaster Commission application form, no date, 1 item, printed

Seventy-fifth Anniversary Banquet, Nov. 19, 2003?10 pages, printed

D-Day Commemoration -- Valor of Virginians, compiled by Louis Greer, Boys Scouts of America, 2010, D-Day commemoration, 1 booklet, 2 pages, printed, 1 patch


Membership receipts for the Boy Scouts of America, 1921-1923, unnumbered leaves and pages, printed and manuscript