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Guide to the George I. Williams Boy Scouts of America collection
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The George I. Williams Boy Scouts of America collection is a collection assembled by George I. Williams, an eagle scout and a life-long member of the Boy Scouts of America. The collection ranges from 1910 to 2004 with a concentration of records ranging from 1993-2004. The first box contains five logbooks ranging from 1942-1966. These large, bound books contain a wealth of information about the Boy Scouts in the Sacramento region. The second distinct group is the handbooks and manuals ranging from 1910-1995. The scouting manuals were distributed nationally and are vital to understanding to continuous development and refinement of the Boy Scouts of America. The final distinct group is the annual collections ranging from 1993-2004. Each year is contained within the own folder and contains both local and national materials related to the Boy Scouts of America.
George I. Williams was a life-long member of the Boys Scouts of America. Williams earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He served on multiple ships that sailed under the Golden Empire Council. He even served as the skipper of the S.S.S. Sacto in 1946. Williams also served in the military. George I Williams was the first member of the Golden Empire Council to receive the Sea Scout Quartermaster Award and the George Meany Award.
9 linear feet (9 boxes + 1 oversized map drawer)
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Collection is open for research use.