Scouting Century Foundation


I got this email from Sam Fairchild and thought the rest of you might be interested in reading the details. If you can help Sam out his email is:


“Well, we are making progress. The Scouting Century Foundation will provide a 16,000 square foot exhibit at the 2010 National Jamboree in conjunction with the Order of the Arrow’s Jamboree Super-activity. We are excited about the opportunity to bring the Foundation’s original purpose to life, but need the help of others to make it a reality.


First, we need to complete our collections.


As of today, this is the Scouting Century Foundation’s First Issue Need List – let me know if you can help us:


Lodge 70R1, Lodge 94X1, Lodge 81C1, Lodge 107A1, Lodge 164R1, Lodge 228X1, Lodge 411A1 felt


We also need the condensed history of each lodge. Many of you have Lodge Histories, either electronic or hard copy. Please send us a copy either to this email address or to our mailing address – PO Box 40, Brookside, NJ 07926. Thanks.


Here is our Region Need List:


Region 10 felt

Region 10 chenille

Region 12 felt (R1)


Here is our Schiff Need List


Schiff, NJ red and khaki half strip

Early (1930’s) pictures of Schiff


Here is our National Order of the Arrow Need List:

1948 National Committee Sash (white on red)


We also have a few Dance and Ceremonial Team needs — let us know if you have something particularly unusual or rare. Also, we are seeking Indian Dance Team costumes – the higher quality the better — for our 2010 Jamboree Exhibit, as well as footage of dance team performances, particularly from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s.


We have many things to trade, including some of the rarest OA material, Jamboree material (World and National), Insignia, Region material, National Order of the Arrow material, Dance/Ceremonial Team material, World Rover Moot material, Eagle material, Early Camp material, among other categories. Frankly, our dupes are astounding — rivaling most major collections across virtually every category — so we should be able to find something that works.


Please call me at 973-229-9446 with trades and deals. We also provide finder fees (trade material or otherwise) for folks who point us in the direction of needs as well.


Second, I still need a couple more docents knowledgeable about Scouting history with a strong ability to speak to small groups in a persuasive, positive manner. Contact me offline if you are interested in helping staff the exhibit. Remember, this is not a memorabilia exhibit, although it will probably house the greatest memorabilia grouping ever displayed in one place. It is an interpretive history exhibit that uses memorabilia as one (of several) vehicle(s) for driving the message of the exhibit to the participants at the Centennial Jamboree. The message: it’s a surprise, tied in with the OA theme for the Jamboree.


Third, I still need a couple more life stories — Ace Award recipient (preferably with Silver and Eagle as well), 1983 World Jamboree, 1980’s Eagle recipient, 1939 Golden Gate Exposition attendee, etc. If you have a life story that is really interesting — that is, if you know of one, etc. — please point us in that direction.


Finally, I need early photographs of Scouting — interesting, with a story to tell about camping, service, fellowship, brotherhood, sacrifice, etc. Please let me know what you have.


Time is short — please help us finish our work. Forward this email to others who may not be on Patch-L. Thanks and all the best. Sam Fairchild, Executive Director, Scouting Century Foundation. PO Box 40, Brookside, NJ 07926 973-229-9446”




What is the Scouting Century Foundation?????????????????


By BigJim on December 8th, 2008 at 9:45 pm

Isn’t this a personal Scouting museum? It’s not registered as a New Jersey charitable organization.

By ISCA87L on December 10th, 2008 at 1:18 am

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