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Welcome to the Illinois State Historical Sociey's online store. Over the years the Society has accumulated many books and since it is neither a research center nor a lending library, we have created this Store to make these books available for purchase. Most are single title items in like new condition. In addition to books, we are also offering for sale back issues of the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, art work, and stationery. All proceeds from these sales will be used to support the Illinois State Historical Society.

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Lone Scout: W. D. Boyce and American Boy Scouting - 68bca372-29f3-2d54-8a23-522218259407
Manufacturer: Janice A. Petterchak
Lone Scout: W. D. Boyce and American Boy Scouting

Lone Scout: W. D. Boyce and American Boy Scouting is the biography of a Progressive-era Chicago businessman and world-wide explorer. Paralleling Theodore Roosevelt in many activities, during his lifetime Boyce (1858-1929) attained international prominence–"a man with friends in almost every civilized country." His sustaining legacy, also a reflection of Roosevelt's interest in and concern for children, was bringing the concept of Boy Scouting to the United States and combining it with youth programs established by the YMCA and other organizations. This is the first authoritative biography of William D. Boyce, founder in 1910 of the Boy Scouts of America.


This book is autographed by the author.


Publisher: Legacy Press, 2003


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