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BOOKS ABOUT BOY SCOUT AND LONE SCOUT HISTORY AND MEMORABILIA
Mitch

Below is information about the Boy Scout and Lone Scout memorabilia, collectibles and  history books that I have written. The prices listed include shipping within the United States. Please E-Mail for prices outside of the country.

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To order a book, just send your name, address, e-mail address and payment to:

MITCH REIS -- 883 MATIANUCK AVE. -- WINDSOR, CT 06095

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What are they saying about the book?

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Paul in IN

" Great job on the book! "

" What Mitch has done updating this book is really quite remarkable. All the new insignia, programs, uniforms etc is all covered. Congratulations Mitch. Something like this will be a benefit to anyone collecting or trying to understand Rank, silver Beavers, Explorers, Eagles, insignia, uniforms etc. "


Kyle in PA

" I would like to thank Mitch Reis for putting together the 5th Edition of his latest book on scout badges, uniforms, and insignia. I received the book last week and cant help but look at it at every opportunity. If youre into collecting anything uniform related, this book is a must have. "


Ray in CA

" I found this book to be one of the best in the last ten years. "


Jim in MN

" I have spent over two hours just doing through my new copy! Great book and resource! "

A GUIDE TO DATING AND IDENTIFYING BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
 BADGES, UNIFORM AND INSIGNIA
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(New -- 5TH EDITION - 2021)

I am excited to announce that my new book - A guide to dating and identifying Boy Scouts of America Badges, Uniforms & Insignia 5th Edition / 2021 is now complete. It has been 12 years since I had updated the book and so much has changed.

The new edition has tons of additional information and now has 320 pages and over 1800 pictures and images. All of the sections have been expanded and updated with many additional photographs. Now includes Cub, Boy, and all Senior Scouting programs and has over 70 pages on Adult Insignia. A must have book for both the novice and experienced collector
. Sections include:

  • Program Summary

  • Clues to help date items

  • Boy Scout - Scouts BSA Uniforms

  • Cub Scout Uniforms

  • Den Mother and Women Scouters Uniforms

  • Sea Scout and Sea Explorer Uniforms

  • Air Scout - Explorer - Senior Scout - Venturing - Varsity Uniforms

  • Patrol Identification

  • Boy Scout - Scouts BSA Rank and Position Badges

  • Cub Scout Rank and Position Badges

  • Merit badges

  • Air Scout - Explorer - Senior Scout - Rover Scout Insignia

  • Sea Scout and Sea Explorer Insignia

  • Exploring - Special Interest Exploring Insignia

  • Venture - Venturing Insignia

  • Varsity Scout Insignia

  • Emergency Service Insignia

  • Sea Scout Insignia

  • Community and Council Identification

  • Special Awards and Medals

  • Contest Medals, Ribbon Bars and Watch Fobs

  • Service Stripes and Stars

  • Veteran Insignia

  • Adult Office Badges

  • and much, much more

This book was created using high end computer imaging and digital printing to bring you hundreds of sharp pictures and drawings. A must for both the novice and experienced collector.

PRICE: $35.00 (Includes Shipping within the United States).  

To view a sample Uniform page CLICK HERE
To view a sample Adult Insignia page CLICK HERE

To view Book Corrections / Additions  CLICK HERE

 

 


 

Can you name the early uniform manufacturer that was so confident in the quality of their product they regularly staged six boy tug of wars, using their breeches in place of rope?

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Do you know that during the 1930s the Boy Scouts had a problem with some of their distributors selling fake Boy Scout uniforms?

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Do you know what sky blue Boy Scout uniforms were used for?

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Do you know that before merit badge sashes, merit badges were on the sleeve or on a
false sleeve?

 

THE HISTORY OF THE
 BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA UNIFORMS

An exciting new book about the history of the Boy Scout uniforms. The book starts with general information about the uniform and the early manufactures. It then goes into a decade by decade review of the Boy Scout, Sea Scout, Explorer Scout, Air Scout and Cub Scout uniform, for both boys and adults. Sections include:

  • General Information
  • Sigmund Eisner Company
  • Sweet-Orr & Company Inc.
  • Teens Uniforms
  • 1920s Uniforms
  • 1930s Uniforms
  • 1940s Uniforms
  • 1950s 1960s Uniforms
  • 1970s Uniforms
  • 1980s 2000's Uniforms
  • and much, much more

The book contains hundreds of photographs and drawings. It is printed in a 5 by 8 format and has over 170 pages. A must for anyone interested in Scouting history.

PRICE: $25.00 Postage (Includes Shipping within the United States)

To view sample page 13 - CLICK HERE
To view sample page 48 - CLICK HERE

To view Book Corrections / Additions  CLICK HERE

Hard-copy of this book will be available on April 15th, 2021.

 


The History of the Connecticut Rivers Council BSA

THE HISTORY OF THE CONNECTICUT RIVERS COUNCIL BSA
   1910 - 2005

This new book shows the history of the Connecticut Rivers Council and the 23 prior councils that made it up.

Major sections include:

  • Council History (merger chart, Scout Execs, Council addresses ...)
  • Activities and Events
  • Community Service
  • Council Scout Camps 
  • Silver Beaver Awards
  • National Jamborees
  • Camp Honor Societies (Nikiwigi, Order of Cochipianee, ...)
  • Order of the Arrow (merger chart, misc. info)

This book contains over 210 pages with hundreds of photographs.

PRICE: $25.00 (Includes Shipping within the United States)  

To view a sample Activity page CLICK HERE
To view a sample Camp page CLICK HERE

To view Book Corrections / Additions  CLICK HERE

 


WWI / WWII Book

THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA DURING
WORLD WARS I AND II

An exciting 104 page book containing all aspects of the Boy Scouts of Americas service during the first and second world wars. Included are:

  • Service projects performed

  • Special insignia, medals and awards

  • Cartoons of the times

  • Hundreds of photographs and illustrations

PRICE: $16.00 (Includes Shipping within the United States)



Sorry - Currently OUT OF PRINT
Hoping to have it available soon



To view a page from this book CLICK HERE



THE HISTORY OF THE LONE SCOUTS
 THROUGH MEMORABILIA

At last, an exciting new book covering the history and memorabilia of the Lone Scouts from 1915 through current. Contains over 30 topics including:

  • History of the Lone Scouts

  • LONE SCOUT Magazine

  • Membership (Counts, Pins, Cards,...)

  • Advancement (Degree Books and Pins)

  • Lone Scout Handbooks

  • Literary Awards (Medals and Pins)

  • Tribe Papers / ALSAPS

  • Boostering

  • Monograms and Shoulder Badges

  • Service Bars

  • Official Supply Items

  • Lone Scout Jewelry

  • Novelty and Give-Away Items

  • Lone Scout Uniforms

  • War Service and Awards

  • Lone Scout Tribes (Pins, Charters, ...)

  • Grand Council / Council Chiefs

  • Lone Scout Alumni Organizations

  • Terms and Abbreviations

This book was created using high end computer imaging and digital printing to bring you hundreds of sharp pictures and drawings. It contains 150 pages.

PRICE: $25.00 (Includes Shipping within the United States)  BACK IN PRINT



To view a page from this book CLICK HERE


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