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A Show of Hands: 1925

A Show of Hands: 1925

July 9, 1925. "Boys Scouts at Camp Roosevelt." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress.

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Camp House

This building on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay has been turned into a private residence. Take Route 261 south from Chesapeake Beach and go about five miles. The access road is prominently marked "Camp Roosevelt." Turn left there.

Proper Attire

The 6th kid in line is wearing a tie and sweater at camp and in July!

Cuticle inspection

Are they earning manicure badges?

Roll Model

Second in line is on a roll. Rolled up sleeves, rolled up shorts, and rolled down socks. I'm betting that's a copy of the Boy Scout manual in his pocket.

Was this a camp for slow kids?

The kid fourth in line only has one shoe on!

I worked at a Camp Roosevelt

Does anyone know where this camp is located? The one that I worked at is in East Eddington Maine. I worked there for 5 great summers, and came away with many great memories.

[This was on Chesapeake Bay. - Dave]

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