Council Centennial, April 15, 2020

A Good Boy, 1944

When we think of World War II, we think of great patriotism. We think of Americans, as a group, sacrificing for the good of the whole. This is, mostly, true. Scrap metal, grease, gasoline were all either conserved or recycled to help the war effort. And of course the Scouts did their part.

But perhaps the best example of Scouting in action was a single boy doing what Scouts do best–being honorable and honest.

In May 1944, a 12 year old Springfield Scout found $60 while running his paper route. He returned the money to the bank it was supposed to go to as per the deposit sack.

And that’s Scouting, plain and simple.

“Boy Finds $60, Given to Bank For Its Owner,” _The Tennessean_, May 5, 1944, pg. 12

"Boy Finds $60, Given to Bank For Its Owner," _The Tennessean_, May 5, 1944, pg. 12

“Boy Finds $60, Given to Bank For Its Owner,” _The Tennessean_, May 5, 1944, pg. 12

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