Welcome to History of Scouting.com!

Thank you for joining the “Old Scout” in exploring the history of the Scouting program. In 2007, we celebrated the 100th Anniversary of World Scouting. In 2010, we celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America. In order to truly appreciate the Scouting program today we feel it is necessary to know something of our past history. The purpose of this website is to provide basic information on the programs and the memorabilia that existed during the early days of Scouting in America.  

This site is sponsored by the Palmetto Council Museum in Spartanburg, South Carolina.  Many of the items and texts shown here are the property of the “Old Scout’ and other Scouters interested in our history and are for information only. We hope the information provided here will give you a basic knowledge of the early days of the program. If you need additional facts, we will try to lead you to other sites that deal in more detail on particular subjects. Additional links are provided with current locations of other museums and Scouting Historical Trails.  

There are literally millions of pieces of scouting memorabilia. It is impossible to know all of them but we will try to identify them or lead you to other sources.  Please feel free to browse our site and ask whatever questions you may have on the early programs or memorabilia. Most of all, we hope you will have a greater appreciation of the Boy Scouts of America and will do all you can to support it.