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Thrifty Scouts: 1913

Thrifty Scouts: 1913

    "Uncle Sam's new bank system -- Postal Savings for Boy Scouts."

Washington, D.C., circa 1913. "Boy Scouts -- Postal Savings. Scouts depositing." Revisiting an activity last observed here six years ago. View full size.

 

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Standing in orderly lines

102 years later, I can't get my scouts to stand in straight lines. Even if I gave them each a silver dollar they would be pushing and wrestling and wandering off.

I wonder if that first Scout Master had the same problem with these boys?

old currency

Looks like the scout is depositing an 1899 silver certificate.

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