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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, phone number, e-mail address and payment to:

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

I accept checks or money orders (Sorry - I do not take credit cards or paypal at this time)

 


What are they saying about the book?

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"What a great job on the book!

I didn't have anything like this as a reference and just plain enjoy browsing through and learning about the different badges etc. Now I can understand what I am looking at when I dig through a box of commissioner style position patches. "

Greg in TN

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"First let me compliment you on the marvelous job you did on this edition.  I found myself reading the document and learning.  My comments are relatively few as I do believe that what you have produced is a very fine piece of work."

John in NJ

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"You did an outstanding job increasing the scope and topics of your version 3 book. I was very impressed with the additions in Cub Scouting and the Cub leader female uniform sections. Very good work!"

Ed in TX

-A GUIDE TO DATING AND IDENTIFYING BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
 BADGES, UNIFORM AND INSIGNIA
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(FOURTH EDITION)

My best selling book on dating and identifying Boy Scout badges, uniforms and insignia has just gotten better. The new 4th edition has 257 pages (over 70 more pages than earlier editions). 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 55 pages on Adult Insignia. A must have book for both the novice and experienced collector. Sections include:

  • Boy Scout of America Program Summary

  • Clues to help date items

  • Boy Scout Uniforms

  • Cub Scout Uniforms

  • Den Mother and Women Scouters Uniforms

  • Sea Scout and Sea Explorer Uniforms

  • Explorer and Senior Scout Uniforms

  • Patrol Identification

  • Boy Scout Rank and Position Badges

  • Cub Scout Rank and Position Badges

  • Merit badges

  • Explorer and Senior Scout Insignia

  • Sea Scout and Sea Explorer 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: $30.00 (Includes Shipping within the United States).  

To view a sample Uniform page CLICK HERE (file size 57K).
To view a sample Adult Insignia page CLICK HERE (file size 124K).

To view Book Corrections / Additions  CLICK HERE


Guide to Dating BSA Book

 -- Supply is Limited -- 

A GUIDE TO DATING AND IDENTIFYING BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
 BADGES, UNIFORM AND INSIGNIA
(THIRD EDITION)

My best selling book on dating and identifying Boy Scout badges, uniforms and insignia. The THIRD EDITION now has over 186 pages. All of the sections have been expanded and updated, including over 30 pages on Uniforms and over 35 pages on Adult Insignia. Sections include:

  • Boy Scout of America Program Summary

  • Clues to help date items

  • Boy Scout Uniforms

  • Sea Scout and Sea Explorer Uniforms

  • Explorer and Senior Scout Uniforms

  • Patrol Identification

  • Boy Scout Rank and Position Badges

  • Merit badges

  • Explorer and Senior Scout Insignia

  • Sea Scout and Sea Explorer 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: $25.00 -- Price Reduced: $20.00 (Includes Shipping within the United States)

To view a sample Uniform page CLICK HERE (file size 57K).
To view a sample Adult Insignia page CLICK HERE (file size 63K).

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 Present 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: $20.00 Postage (Includes Shipping within the United States)

To view sample page 13 - CLICK HERE (file size 111K).
To view sample page 48 - CLICK HERE (file size 97K).

To view Book Corrections / Additions  CLICK HERE

 


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 (file size 110K).
To view a sample Camp page CLICK HERE (file size 154K).

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: $20.00 (Includes Shipping within the United States)

To view a page from this book CLICK HERE (file size 140K).



 -- Now Back in Print -- 

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)

To view a page from this book CLICK HERE (file size 109K).

Last Updated: July 24, 2013

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