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Herby's Secret Forumula by Sue Hughey involves a boy who must survive based on his own ingenuity and the skills he learned as a Boy Scout according to the back cover of the book.

FICTION FROM THE EARLY YEARS OF SCOUTING

Notes:

Several dozens of books were published in the first three decades of Scouting with fictional stories about Scouts. Many authors and publishing houses wanted to cash in on Scouting's craze in those early years. James West fought to keep control of the Scouting name. Nonetheless dozens of these books were published, often with pseudonyms to protect the identity of the author. For example, St. George Rathbone was published under the names; Alan Douglas, Herbert Carter, Archibald Fletcher, E. Sherwood, and George A. Warren. The books sold because they were an inexpensive source of reading material, adventure and entertainment. Many also contributed to ethical character development and knowledge of Scoutcraft skills. The most successful author was Percy Keese Fitzhugh who wrote over 70 books with a Scouting theme and the official approval and sanction of BSA. His characters included Tom Slade, Pee Wee Harris, Westy Martin, and Roy Blakeley.

If anyone has a comprehensive bibliography of these books, I'd be happy to publish it here. Some of those books included the following:

Becker, Bob; Devil Bird ≠ A Jungle Mystery for Boys, Reilly & Lee (1933)

Blaine, Cpt. John; The Boy Scouts in Europe (1916)

Blaine, Cpt. John, The Boy Scouts in England, Saalfield (1916)

Blaine, Cpt. John; The Boy Scouts in France (1915)

Blaine, Cpt. John; The Boy Scouts In Russia, A. L. Burt (1915)

Blaine, Cpt. John; The Boy Scouts on a Submarine

Boxer, Stanley V.; The Story of a Chinese Scout

Burgess, Thornton W.; The Boy Scouts of Woodcraft Camp, Barse & Hopkins (1917)

Burgess, Thornton W.; The Boy Scouts on Lost Trail (1916)

Burgess, Thornton W.; The Boy Scouts on Swift River (1916)

Burgess, Thornton W.; The Boy Scouts in a Trapper's Camp (1917)

Carter, Herbert; The Boy Scouts Along the Susquehana, A. L. Burt (1916)

Carter, Herbert; The Boy Scouts at the Battle of Saratoga, A. L. Burt ()

Carter, Herbert; The Boy Scouts Down in Dixie, A. L. Burt (1914)

Carter, Herbert; The Boy Scouts First Camp Fire, A. L. Burt (1913)

Carter, Herbert; The Boy Scouts in the Blue Ridge, A. L. Burt (1913)

Carter, Herbert; The Boy Scouts in the Maine Woods, A. L. Burt (1913)

Carter, Herbert; The Boy Scouts in the Rockies, A. L. Burt (1913)

Carter, Herbert; The Boy Scouts on Sturgeon Island, A. L. Burt (1914)

Carter, Herbert; The Boy Scouts on the Trail, A. L. Burt (1913)

Carter, Herbert; The Boy Scouts Through the Big Timber, A. L. Burt ()

Carter, Herbert; The Boy Scouts on War Trails in Belgium, A. L. Burt (1916)

Carter, Russell Gordon; Bob Hanson, Eagle Scout (1923)

Chaffee, Allen; Lost Ė Two Boys Battle with the Elements

Cheley, Frank H.; The Boy Scout Trailblazers, Barse & Hopkins (1917)

Cocharan, Rice E.; Be Prepared, Sloan, 1952 (Published as Non-Fiction. May be fictionalized to a degree. Cochran is a pseudonym for Keith Monroe who wrote a lot of stuff for the BSA. There was a rumor that this book upset CSE West and that he wanted the author kicked out of the BSA.)

Cody, H.A.; Rod of the Lone Patrol (1916)

Coe, Roland, The Little Scouts in Action, Robert M. McBride & Company (1944)

Crump, Irving; Teen Age Boy Scout Stories, Grosset & Dunlap (1948)

Crump, Irving; The Boy Scout Firefighter, Barse & Hopkins (1917)

Devries, Julianne; The Campfire Girls on Caliban Island, World Syndicate Pub. Co.: Cleveland (1933)

Douglas, Alan; Boy Scouts ≠ How a Patrol Leader Made Good, Donohue (1913)

Douglas, Alan; Boy Scouts Afloat or Adventures on Watery Trails, Donohue

Douglas, Alan; Campfires of the Wolf Patrol, Donohue (1913)

Douglas, Alan, Endurance Test How Clear Grit Won The Day, Donohoe (1913)

Douglas, Alan; Great Hike or The Pride of Khaki Troop, Donohue (1913)

Douglas, Alan, Hickory Boy Scouts Woodcraft or How A Patrol Leader Made Good, New York Book Co. (1913)

Douglas, Alan; Hickory Ridge Boy Scouts ≠ Fast Nine, Donohue

Douglas, Alan; Tenderfoot Squad, Donohue (1919)

Douglas, Alan; The Boy Scouts Endurance Test ≠ How Clear Grit Won the Day, Donohue (1913)

Durston, Col. George; A Boy Scout's Bravery, Saalfield (1927)

Durston, Col. George; The Boy Scout Automobilists, Saalfield (1912)

Durston, Col. George, The Boy Scoutsí Challenge, Saalfield (1912)

Durston, Col. George; The Boy Scout Fire-Fighters, Saalfield (1912)

Durston, Col. George; The Boy Scout Pathfinders, Saalfield

Durston, Col. George; The Boy Scouts Afloat, Saalfield (1912)

Durston, Col. George; The Boy Scouts Aviators, Saalfield (1921)

Durston, Col. George; The Boy Scouts Champion Recruit, Saalfield (1912)

Durston, Col. George; The Boy Scouts before Belgrade, Saalfield (1915)

Durston, Col. George; The Boy Scouts Defiance, Saalfield

Durston, Col. George; The Boy Scouts Challenge, Saalfield

Durston, Col. George; The Boy Scouts in Camp, Saalfield (1912)

Durston, Col. George; The Boy Scouts in front of Warsaw, Saalfield

Durston, Col. George; The Boy Scouts in the War Zone, Saalfield

Durston, Col. George; The Boy Scouts on the Trail, Saalfield (1921)

Durston, Col. George; The Boy Scouts to the Rescue, Saalfield

Durston, Col. George; The Boy Scouts under the Stars and Stripes, Saalfield

Durston, Col. George; The Boy Scouts with King George, Saalfield (1915)

Durston, Col. George; The Boy Scouts with the Allies, Saalfield (1915)

Durston, Col. George; The Boy Scouts with the Cossacks, Saalfield

Durston, Col. George; The Boy Scouts Test, Saalfield

Durston, Col. George; The Boy Scouts under the Red Cross, Saalfield (1916)

Durston, Col. George; The Boy Scouts under fire in France, Saalfield

Durston, Col. George; The Boy Scouts Victory, Saalfield (1921)

Eaton, Walter Prichard; Boy Scouts at Crater Lake

Eaton, Walter Prichard; Boy Scouts in Glacier Park

Eaton, Walter Prichard; Boy Scouts in the White Mountains

Eaton, Walter Prichard; Boy Scouts of the Berkshires

Eaton, Walter Prichard; Boy Scouts of the Dismal Swamp

Eaton, Walter Prichard; Boys Scouts of the Grand Canyon

Eaton, Walter Prichard; Boy Scouts of Katahdin

Eaton, Walter Prichard; Boy Scouts of the Wild Cat Patrol

Eaton, Walter Prichard; Boy Scouts on the Green Mountain Trail: A Story of the Long Trail; W.A. Wilde: Boston (1929)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; Along the Mohawk Trail; or, Boy Scouts on Lake Champlain, Crowell (1912)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; For Uncle Sam, Boss; or, Boy Scouts at Panama, Crowell (1913)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; In the Path of La Salle; or, Boy Scouts on the Mississippi, Crowell (1913)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; Mark Gilmore's Lucky Landing, Grosset & Dunlap (1930)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; Mark Gilmore, Scout of the Air, Grosset & Dunlap (1931)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; Mark Gilmore, Speed Flyer, Grosset &vDunlap (1931)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; Out West with Westy Martin, Grosset & Dunlap (1933)

The Pee-Wee Harris series consists of 13 titles published by Grosset and Dunlap from 1922 through 1930. Volumes #1 and #2 were later reprinted by Whitman Publishing Co. as part of the "2300" Series.

Format 1: (Volumes 1 to 13) - Published by Grosset & Dunlap circa 1922-30 Mustard yellow cloth binding with red lettering outline in black on front and lack lettering on spine. End pages are plain white. Illustrations include a frontispiece with three internal plates on glossy coated paper. Dustjacket is white coated paper with white spine with spine emblem and different multi-color illustrations for each book.

Format 2 (Volumes 1 & 2 [Reprinted]) - Published by Whitman Publishing Co. Textured Composition Binding in various colors. Black lettering on front and spine. No illustrations. Dust jacket is white coated paper with different multi-color illustrations for each book.

Thanks to David Hirn for the updated Pee-Wee Harris listings.

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; #1 Pee-Wee Harris, Grosset & Dunlap (1922)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; #2 Pee-Wee Harris On The Trail, Grosset & Dunlap (1922)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; #3 Pee-Wee Harris In Camp, Grosset & Dunlap (1922)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; #4 Pee-Wee Harris In Luck, Grosset & Dunlap (1922)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; #5 Pee-Wee Harris Adrift, Grosset & Dunlap (1922)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; #6 Pee-Wee Harris F.O.B. Bridgeboro, Grosset & Dunlap (1923)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; #7 Pee-Wee Harris: Fixer, Grosset & Dunlap (1924)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; #8 Pee-Wee Harris As Good As His Word, Grosset & Dunlap (1925)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; #9 Pee-Wee Harris: Mayor For A Day, Grosset & Dunlap (1926)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; #10 Pee-Wee Harris And The Sunken Treasure, Grosset & Dunlap (1927)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; #11 Pee-Wee Harris On the Briny Deep, Grosset & Dunlap (1928)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; #12 Pee-Wee Harris In Darkest Africa, Grosset & Dunlap (1929)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; #13 Pee-Wee Harris Turns Detective, Grosset & Dunlap ()

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; Pee-Wee Harris, Whitman

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; Pee-Wee Harris on the Trail , Whitman (1922)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; Pee-Wee Harris Warrior Bold, Book-length story in Boy's Life 1930-31.

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; Roy Blakeley, Grosset & Dunlap (1920)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; Roy Blakeley Adventures in Camp, Grosset & Dunlap (1920)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; Roy Blakeley Bee-Line Hike, Grosset & Dunlap (1922)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; Roy Blakeley's Camp on Wheels, Grosset & Dunlap (1920)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; Roy Blakeley's Elastic Hike, Grosset & Dunlap (1926)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; Roy Blakeley's Go-as-You-Please Hike, Grosset& Dunlap (1929)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; Roy Blakeley's Funny Bone Hike, Grosset & Dunlap (1923)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; Roy Blakeley's Happy-Go-Lucky Hike, Grosset & Dunlap (1928)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; Roy Blakeley In the Haunted Camp, Grosset & Dunlap (1922)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; Roy Blakeley Lost Strayed or Stolen, Grosset & Dunlap (1922)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; Roy Blakeley Motor Caravan, Grosset & Dunlap (1921)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; Roy Blakeley on the Mohawk Trail, Grosset & Dunlap (1925)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; Roy Blakeley Pathfinder, Grosset & Dunlap (1930)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; Roy Blakeley's Roundabout Hike, Grosset & Dunlap, (1928)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; Roy Blakeley Silver Fox Patrol, Grosset & Dunlap (1920)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; Roy Blakeley's Tangled Trail, Grosset & Dunlap (1924)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; Roy Blakeley up in the Air, Grosset & Dunlap (1931)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; Roy Blakeley's Wild Goose Chase, Grosset & Dunlap (1929)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; Spiffy Henshaw , Grosset & Dunlap (1929)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; The Parachute Jumper, Grosset & Dunlap (1930) [Tom Slade Series]

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; Tom Slade at Bear Mountain, Gosset & Dunlap (1925)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; Tom Slade at Black Lake, Grosset & Dunlap (1920)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; Tom Slade at Shadow Isle, Grosset & Dunlap (1928)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; Tom Slade at Temple Camp, Whitman (1922)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; Tom Slade Boy Scout, Grosset & Dunlap (1915)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; Tom Slade's Double Dare, Grosset & Dunlap (1922)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; Tom Slade, Forest Ranger, Grosset & Dunlap (1926)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; Tom Slade in the Haunted Cavern, Grosset & Dunlap (1929)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; Tom Slade in the North Woods, Grosset & Dunlap (1926)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; Tom Slade Motor Dispatch Bearer , Grosset & Dunlap (1918)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; Tom Slade On A Transport, Grosset & Dunlap (1918)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; Tom Slade On Mystery Trail, Grosset & Dunlap (1921)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; Tom Slade On Overlook Mountain, Grosset & Dunlap (1928)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; Tom Slade on the River Grosset & Dunlap (1917)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; Tom Slade Picks a Winner, Grosset & Dunlap (1924)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; Tom Slade with the Boys Over There, Grosset & Dunlap (1918)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; Tom Slade With the Colors, Grosset & Dunlap (1918)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; Tom Slade with the Flying Corps, Grosset & Dunlap (1919)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; Westy Martin in the Land of the Purple Sage, Grosset & Dunlap (1928)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; Westy Martin in the Rockies, Grosset & Dunlap (1924)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; Westy Martin in the Sierras, Grosset & Dunlap (1930)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; Westy Martin in the Yellowstone, Grosset & Dunlap (1924)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; Westy Martin on the Mississippi, Grosset & Dunlap (1929)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; Westy Martin on the Old Indian Trail, Grosset & Dunlap (1926)

Fitzhugh, Percy K.; Westy Martin on the Santa Fe Trail, Grosset & Dunlap (1925)

Fletcher, Maj. Archibald Lee; The Boy Scouts in The Coal Caverns, Saalfield  (1913)

Fletcher, Maj. Archibald Lee; Boy Scouts' Signal Sender; or, When Wigwag Knowledge Paid, Donohue & Co, 1913

Fletcher, Maj. Archibald Lee; Boy Scouts in Alaska; or, the Camp on the Glacier

Fletcher, Maj. Archibald Lee; Boy Scouts in the Coal Caverns; or, Light in Tunnel Six

Fletcher, Maj. Archibald Lee; Boy Scouts in the Everglades; or, the Island in Lost Channel, M.A. Donahue & Co. (1913)

Fletcher, Maj. Archibald Lee; The Boy Scouts in Northern Wilds or, The Signal from the Hills (1913)

Fletcher, Maj. Archibald Lee; Boy Scouts on a Long Hike; or, the Rescue in the Black Water Swamp

Fletcher, Maj. Archibald Lee; Boy Scouts on Old Superior; or, the Tale of the Pictured Rocks, M.A. Donahue & Co. (1913)

Fletcher, Maj. Archibald Lee; Boy Scouts on the Great Divide; or, the Ending of the Trail, M.A. Donahue & Co. (1913)

Fletcher, Maj. Archibald Lee; Boy Scout Pathfinders; or, the Strange Hunt for the Beaver Patrol, M.A. Donahue & Co. (1913)

Fletcher, Maj. Archibald Lee; Boy Scout Rivals; or, A Leader of the Tenderfoot Patrol

Fletcher, Maj. Archibald Lee; Boy Socuts' Test of Courage; or Winning the Merit Badge

Fletcher, Maj. Archibald Lee; Boy Scouts' Woodcraft Lesson; or, Proving their Mettle in the Field

Griggs, Edward, A Boy Scout Hero, Saalfield (1921)

Griggs, Edward, A Boy Scout Mystery, Saalfield (1921)

Griggs, Edward, A Boy Scout On The Trail, Saalfield (1921)

Griggs, Edward, A Boy Scout Patriot, Saalfield (1921)

Griggs, Edward, A Boy Scoutís Adventure, Saalfield (1921)

Griggs, Edward, A Boy Scoutís Chance, Saalfield (1921)

Griggs, Edward, A Boy Scoutís Destiny, Saalfield (1921)

Griggs, Edward, A Boy Scoutís Holiday, Saalfield (1921)

Griggs, Edward; A Boy Scout's Courage, Saafield (1921)

Heyliger, William; Don Strong of the Wolf Patrol, Grossett & Dunlap (1916)

Heyliger, William; Don Strong Patrol Leader, D. Appleton and Company (1918)

Holbrooke-Jones, S.; A Camp Under Sail

Jonathan, Norton, Eagle Scout; Speedway Cyclone, Goldsmith (1934)

Jonathan, Norton, Eagle Scout; The Lost Empire, Goldsmith (1934)

Kantor, McKinlay; God and My Country World , 1954

Lerrigo, ?; The Boy Scout Treasure Hunters, Barse & Hopkins

Maitland, Maj. Robert; Boy Scouts Pathfinders, Saafield

Maitland, Maj. Robert; The Boy Scout Firefighters , Saafield (1912)

Maitland, Maj. Robert; The Boy Scouts: Afloat , Saafield (1912)

Maitland, Maj. Robert; The Boy Scouts Aviators, Saafield (1912)

Maitland, Maj. Robert; The Boy Scouts at Liege, Saafield (1915)

Maitland, Maj. Robert; The Boy Scouts: Automobilist, Saafield (1912)

Maitland, Maj. Robert; The Boy Scouts Before Belgrade, Saafield (1915)

Maitland, Maj. Robert; The Boy Scouts Champion Recruit, Saafield (1912)

Maitland, Maj. Robert; The Boy Scouts: In Camp, Saafield (1912)

Maitland, Maj. Robert; The Boy Scouts in Front of Warsaw, Saafield

Maitland, Maj. Robert; The Boy Scouts on the Trail, Saafield

Maitland, Maj. Robert; The Boy Scouts to the Rescue, Saafield (1912)

Maitland, Maj. Robert; The Boy Scouts Test, Saafield

Maitland, Maj. Robert; The Boy Scouts Under the Kaiser, Saafield

Maitland, Maj. Robert; The Boy Scouts Under the Red Cross, Saafield

Maitland, Maj. Robert; Boy Scouts Victory, Saafield

Maitland, Maj. Robert; The Boy Scouts With King George, Saafield (1915)

Maitland, Maj. Robert; The Boy Scouts With The Allies, Saafield (1915)

Maitland, Maj. Robert; The Boy Scouts with the Cossacks, Saafield

Mathiews, Franklin K.; Boy Scouts Courgeous, Barse & Co. (1918)

McCormick, Wilfred; A Bronc Burnett Story - Eagle Scout (Cover image)

McLane, F. Moulton; The Boy Scouts of the Lighthouse Troop or the Surprising Adventures of a New York School Boy, Barse & Hopkins: N.Y. (1917)

Nendick, V.R.; Jack Corvit: Patrol Leader, Pearson (1913)

Orton, George W.; Bob Hunt at Camp Pontiac, Whitman Publishing (1924)

Ourston; The Boy Scouts: Champion Recruit, Saalfield (1912)

Ourston; The Boy Scouts on the Trail, Saalfield (1921)

Payson, Lt. Howard; The Boy Scouts and the Army Airship, Hurst (1911)

Payson, Lt. Howard; The Boy Scouts at the Canadian Border, Hurst (1918)

Payson, Lt. Howard, The Boy Scouts at the Panama-Pacific Exposition, Hurst (1915)

Payson, Lt. Howard; The Boy Scouts at the Panama Canal, Hurst (1913)

Payson, Lt. Howard; The Boy Scouts at the Range, Hurst (1911)

Payson, Lt. Howard, The Boy Scouts for Uncle Sam, Hurst (1915)

Payson, Lt. Howard; The Boy Scouts Mountain Camp, Hurst (1912)

Payson, Lt. Howard; The Boy Scouts of the Eagle Patrol, Hurst (1911)

Payson, Lt. Howard, The Boy Scouts On Belgian Battlefields, Hurst & Co. (1915)

Payson, Lt. Howard, The Boy Scouts Under Fire in Mexico, Hurst (1915)

Payson, Lt. Howard; The Boy Scouts with the Allies in France, Hurst (1915)

Quirk, Leslie W.; The Boy Scouts of Black Eagle Patrol, Grosset & Dunlap (1915)

Ralphson, G. Harvey; The Boy Scouts Beyond the Arctic Circle, Donohue (1913)

Ralphson, G. Harvey; The Boy Scouts Camera Club, Donohue ()

Ralphson, G. Harvey; The Boy Scouts Electricians, Donohue (1913)

Ralphson, G. Harvey; The Boy Scouts In a Motor Boat

Ralphson, G. Harvey; The Boy Scouts In a Submarine

Ralphson, G. Harvey; The Boy Scouts in an Airship, M. A. Donohue & Co., (1912)

Ralphson, G. Harvey; The Boy Scouts in Belgium or, Under Fire in Flanders, Donohue (1915)

Ralphson, G. Harvey; The Boy Scouts in California or The Flag on the Cliff, Donohue: Chicago (1913)

Ralphson, G. Harvey; The Boy Scouts in Death Valley, Donohue (1914)

Ralphson, G. Harvey; The Boy Scouts in Mexico, Donohue (1911)

Ralphson, G. Harvey; The Boy Scouts in Southern Waters, Donohue (1915)

Ralphson, G. Harvey; The Boy Scouts in the North Sea, Donohue ()

Ralphson, G. Harvey; The Boy Scouts in the Northwest or Fighting Forest Fires, Donohue (1911)

Ralphson, G. Harvey; The Boy Scouts in the Panama Canal Zone or the Plot Against Uncle Sam, Donohue (1911)

Ralphson, G. Harvey; The Boy Scouts in the Philippines or The Key To The Treaty Box, M.A.Donohue & Co., Chicago (1911)

Ralphson, G. Harvey; The Boy Scouts Mysterious Signal (or Perils of the Black Bear Patrol) , Donohue (1916)

Ralphson, G. Harvey; The Boy Scouts on Hudson Bay, Donohue (1914)

Ralphson, G. Harvey; The Boy Scouts on Motorcycles, Donohue ()

Ralphson, G. Harvey; The Boy Scouts on the Columbia River or, Adventures in a Motor Boat, Donohue (1912)

Ralphson, G. Harvey; The Boy Scouts on the Open Plains, Donohue (1914)

Ralphson, G. Harvey; The Boy Scouts on the Open Range or, The Round-up Not Ordered, Donohue (1914)

Ralphson, G. Harvey; The Boy Scouts with the Cossacks, or Poland Recaptured, Donohue (1916)

Russell, Thomas H., Ed., Stories of Boy Scouts and Girl Open-Air Clubs, L.H. Walter (1912)

Rathborne, St. George; Campmates in Michigan Goldsmith

Shaler, Robert; The Boy Scouts and the Prize Pennant

Shaler, Robert; The Boy Scouts as County Fair Guides

Shaler, Robert; The Boy Scouts as Forest Fire Fighters

Shaler, Robert; The Boy Scouts for City Improvement

Shaler, Robert; The Boy Scouts for Home Protection (1916)

Shaler, Robert; The Boy Scouts in the Great Flood

Shaler, Robert; The Boy Scouts in the Saddle (1914)

Shaler, Robert; The Boy Scouts Life Saving Crew

Shaler, Robert; The Boy Scouts of Pioneer Camp (1914)

Shaler, Robert; The Boy Scouts of the Field Hospital, Hurst (1915)

Shaler, Robert; The Boy Scouts of the Flying Squadron, Hurst & Co. (1914)

Shaler, Robert; The Boy Scouts of the Geological Survey (1914)

Shaler, Robert; The Boy Scouts of the Naval Reserve (1914)

Shaler, Robert; The Boy Scouts of the Signal Corps

Shaler, Robert; The Boy Scouts on Picket Duty

Shaler, Robert; The Boy Scouts on the Roll of Honor, Hurst (1916)

Shaler, Robert; The Boy Scouts with the Red Cross (1915)

Shaler, Robert; The Boy Scouts with the Motion Picture Players

Sherman, V.T.; A Lost Patrol or Scout Tactics on the Front

Sherman, V.T.; An Interrupted Wig Wag or A Boy Scout Trick

Sherman, V.T.; Boy Scouts with Joffre or In the Trenches in Belgium, Donohue & Co. (1913)

Sherman, V.T.; The Call of the Beaver Patrol or A Break in the Flacier

Sherman, V.T.; Capturing a Spy or A New Peril, M.A. Donohue & Co. (1913)

Sherman, V.T.; Scouting the Balkans in a Motor Boat or an Escape from the Dardanelles

Sherman, V.T.; The Boy Scout Signal or The Camp on the Cliff (1912)

Sherman, V.T.; The Runaway Balloon or The Besieged Scouts (1913)

Sherman, V.T.; The Perils of an Air Ship or Boy Scouts in the Sky (1913)

Sherman, V.T.; The War Zone of the Kaiser or Boy Scouts in the North Sea

Sherwood, E.; Lucky the Boy Scout, Whitman (1916)

Sherwood, Elmer; Lucky and His Friend Steve (1922)

Sherwood, Elmer; Lucky and His Travels (1922)

Sherwood, Elmer; Lucky Finds a Friend (1922)

Sherwood, Elmer; Lucky on an Important Mission (1922)

Sherwood, Elmer; Ted Marsh The Boy Scout, Whitman Publishing (1917)

Smith, Leonard K.; Phil Barton, Sleuth Saalfield Pub. Co. (1937) Big Little Book No. 1130

Smith, Leonard K.; Corley of the Wilderness Trails (1937)  Big Little Book No. 1127

Smith, Leonard K. Tommy Of Troop Six, Saalfield (1937) Big Little Book No. 1126

Smith, Leonard K. Tommy Of Troop Six, Saalfield (1937) Big Little Book No. 1606

Stuart, Gordon; Boy Scouts of the Air In Indian land (1912)

Stuart, Gordon; Boy Scouts of the Air In Northern Wilds

Stuart, Gordon; Boy Scouts of the Air at Eagle Camp Reilley & Britton (1912)

Stuart, Gordon; Boy Scouts of the Air at Greenwood School (1912)

Stuart, Gordon; Boy Scouts of the Air on Bald Crest Reilley & Britton (1922)

Stuart, Gordon; Boy Scouts of the Air on Flathead Mountain Reilley & Britton (1915)

Stuart, Gordon; Boy Scouts of the Air on Lost Island Reilley & Britton (1912)

Stuart, Gordon; Boy Scouts of the Air on the Great Lakes Reilley & Lee (1914)

Stuar, Gordon; Boy Scouts of the Air with Pershing, Reilley  & Lee (1919)

Stuart, Gordon; Wolf Patrol on the Great Lakes Reilley & Britton (1936)

Tull, Jewell Bothwell; The Winning of the Bronze Cross The Educator Supply Co., Mitchell, South Dakota (1915)

Victor, Ralph; The Boy Scouts Air Craft

Victor, Ralph; The Boy Scout Canoe Trip (1911)

Victor, Ralph; The Boy Scouts in the Black Hills, Hurst (1913)

Victor, Ralph; The Boy Scouts in the Canadian Rockies

Victor, Ralph; The Boy Scouts in the North Woods (1913)

Victor, Ralph; The Boy Scouts in the Yukon, Platt & Peck (1912)

Victor, Ralph; The Boy Scout Motor-Cycles

Victor, Ralph; The Boy Scout Patrol

Warren, George A.; The Banner Boy Scouts Afloat, World Syndicate Publishing (1913)

Warren, George A.; The Banner Boy Scouts in the Air, World Syndicate Publishing (1937)

Warren, George A.; The Banner Boy Scouts Mystery (1937)

Warren, George A.; The Banner Boy Scouts on a Tour (1912)

Warren, George A.; The Banner Boy Scouts or the Struggle for Leadership, World Syndicate Pubs: Cleveland (1912)

Warren, George A.; The Banner Boy Scouts Snowbound (1916)

Webster, Frank; The Boy Scouts of Lennox, Cupples & Leon (1915)

Wirt, Mildred A.; Dan Carter and the Money Box, Cupples & Leon

Wright, Jack; The Scout Patrol Boys and the Hunting Lodge Mystery, The World Syndicate Publishing Co. (1933)

Wright, Jack; The Scout Patrol Boys at Circle U Ranch, World Syndicate Pub. Co.: N.Y. (1933)

Wright, Jack; The Scout Patrol Boys Exploring in Yucatan, The World Syndicate Publishing Co.(1933)

Wright, Jack; The Scout Patrol Boys in the Frozen South



MORE RECENT FICTION

Crump, Irving, Boysí Life Book of Scout Stories, Doubleday & Co. (1953)

English, James W.; The Tailbone Patrol

English, James W.; Tops in Troop Ten (1966)

Both stories written by James W. English for Boy's Life magazine are tales of Troop 10, which was sponsored by the 1st Congregational Church in Phoenix. Set in the 50's and 60's, they are really about the Phoenix--and Scouting--of the 30's. They even include adventures with Wipala Wiki, the Hopi Scout Ranger our OA lodge is named after. They are a great set of stories about how patrols worked "in the old days", and could inspire some to get off their tailbones and do stuff as a patrol, rather than waiting for the troop to come up with it. (Source: Kelley Parker)

Felson, Henry G.; Anyone for Cub Scouts, Charles ScribnerĻs Sons (1954)

Felson, Henry G.; Cub Scout at Last

Garfield, James; Follow My Leader Featured a Boy Scout who was blinded by a firecracker (thrown by someone else). The main theme is the boy (Jimmy, I think) accepting his blindness, overcoming his anger, and working with a guide dog. His most ambitious goal is to go on a campout with his Scout troop. (Source Jim Axelrad)

Kohler, Julilly H.; Daniel in the Cub Scout Den, Aladdin Books (1951)

MacKinlay Kantor; God and My Country (Follow Me, Boys), Grosset and Dunlap (1954)

McCall, Edith; The Buttons and the Boy Scouts, Benefic Press (1958)

McCormick, Wilfred; Eagle Scout, Grosset & Dunlap (1952)

McCreight, Rembrandt P.; A Boy Scout Goes West, Bronc Burnett (1940)

Michelson, Florence; Lassie and the Cub Scout, Whitman Tell-a-Tale Book (1966)

Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds; The Fear Place is a book aimed, I think, at boys roughly Webelos age to younger Boy Scouts. Brief synopsis: Family goes camping while parents participate in research in a wilderness area in the south west part of the country. The parents leave due to a family emergency. (The Ranger notes later that he wouldn't have allowed it if he'd realized the boys were left on their own.) The boys, 12 & 14 I believe, sometimes didn't get along very well, and the older, believing he can handle things better, decides to go to a place the younger brother is afraid to go to, as it is past a very narrow ledge area. How to handle things when the older brother doesn't return is a main part of the story. Facing fears, and making hard decisions is a main theme. Scouting comes into the story mostly in that the boys discuss working on merit badge requirements, and frequent references to things they'd learned in Scouting, especially when First Aid becomes important later in the story, as well as how to make decisions. (Source: Laura Brown, Chief Seattle Council)

Palmer, Don; The Boy Scout Explorers at Emerald Valley, Cupples & Leon (1955)

Palmer, Don; The Boy Scout Explorers at Treasure Mountain, Cupples & Leon (1955)

Reynolds, Dickson & Gerry; Brother Scouts, Thomas Nelson & Sons (1952)

Sterling, Dorothy; The Cub Scout Mystery, Doubleday & Co., (1953)

Sutton, Felix; The Terry Bears Win the Cub Scout Badge, Treasure Books (1955)

Wirt, Mildred A.; Dan Carter and the Cub Honor, Cupples & Leon (1953)

Wirt, Mildred A.; Dan Carter and the Great Carved Face

Wirt, Mildred A.; Dan Carter and the Haunted Castle

Wirt, Mildred A.; Dan Carter and the Money Box (1950)

Wirt, Mildred A.; Dan Carter and the River Camp (1949)

Wirt, Mildred A.; Dan Carter Cub Scout



GIRL SCOUTS

 

Abbott, Jane D.; Larkspur (1919) [Grosset & Dunlap]

Bard, Mary; Just Be Yourself

Beatty, Elizabeth; Girl in Green

Blanchard, Amy; A Girl Scout of Red Rose Troop (1918) [W.A. Wilde Co.]

Blanchard, Amy; Lucky Penny of Thistle Troop (1920) [W.A. Wilde Co.]

Blanchard, Amy; From Tenderfoot to Golden Eaglet (1921) [W.A. Wilde Co.]

Corbett, Scott; Steady, Freddie! (1972) [Dutton]

De Angeli; Marguerite, Bright April (1946) [Doubleday]

Fairfax, Virginia; The Mysterious Camper (1933) [A.L. Burt]

Fairfax, Virginia; The Secret of Camp Pioneer (1933) [A.L. Burt]

Fairfax, Virginia; The Secret of Halliday House (1933) [A.L. Burt]

Fairfax, Virginia; The Trail of the Gypsy Eight (1933) [A.L. Burt]

Fairfax, Virginia; The Curious Quest (1934) [A.L. Burt]

Fairfax, Virginia; The Campís Strange Visitors (1936) [A.L. Burt]

Galt, Katharine Keen; #1 The Girl Scouts at Home or, Rosanna's Beautiful Day (1921) [Saalfield]

Galt, Katharine Keen; #2 The Girl Scouts Rally or, Rosanna Wins (1921) [Saalfield]

Galt, Katharine Keen; #3 The Girl Scouts Triumph or, Rosanna's Sacrifice (1921) [Saalfield]

Gardner, Lillian S.; Sal Fisher, Brownie Scout (1953) [Franklin Watts, Inc.]

Gardner, Lillian S.; Sal Fisher's Fly-Up Year (1957) [Franklin Watts, Inc.]

Gardner, Lillian S.; Sal Fisher at Girl Scout Camp (1959) [Franklin Watts, Inc.]

Garis, Lilian; The Girl Scout Pioneers or, Winning the First B.C. (1920) [Cupples & Leon]

Garis, Lilian; The Girl Scouts at Bellaire or, Maid Marionís Awakening (1920) [Cupples & Leon]

Garis, Lilian; The Girl Scouts at Sea Crest or, The Wig Wag Rescue (1920) [Cupples & Leon]

Garis, Lilian; The Girl Scouts at Camp Comalong or, Peg of Tamarack (1921) [Cupples & Leon]

Garis, Lilian; The Girl Scouts at Rocky Ledge or, Noraís Real Vacation (1922) [Cupples & Leon]

Gay, Anne; One Dozen Brownies (1962)

Grove, Harriet Pyne; The Girl Scouts of the Cardinal Patrol (1931) [A.L. Burt]

Grove, Harriet Pyne; The Girl Scout's Problem Solved (1931) [A.L. Burt]

Hess, Fjeril; Castle Camp (1938) [Macmillan]

Hess, Fjeril; Shanty Brook Lodge (1938) [Macmillan]

Hess, Fjeril; Toplofty (1947) [Macmillan]

Kohler, Julilly H.; Friend to All (1954) [Aladdin Books]

Large, Jean Henry; Nancy Goes Girl Scouting (1927)

Large, Jean Henry; Nancy's Lone Girl Scouts (1930)

Large, Jean Henry; Nancy Goes Camping (1932)

Lavell, Edith; The Girl Scouts at Miss Allen's School (1920) [A.L. Burt]

Lavell, Edith; The Girl Scouts at Camp (1922) [A.L. Burt]

Lavell, Edith; The Girl Scouts Good Turn (1922) [A.L. Burt]

Lavell, Edith; The Girl Scouts Canoe Trip (1922) [A.L. Burt]

Lavell, Edith; The Girl Scouts' Rival (1922) [A.L. Burt]

Lavell, Edith; The Girl Scouts on the Ranch (1923) [A.L. Burt]

Lavell, Edith; The Girl Scouts' Vacation Adventures (1924) [A.L. Burt]

Lavell, Edith; The Girl Scouts Motor Trip (1924) [A.L. Burt]

Lavell, Edith; The Girl Scouts Captain (1925) [A.L. Burt]

Lavell, Edith; The Girl Scouts Director (1925) [A.L. Burt]

Miller, Jean Dupont; A Wish for Tomorrow

Riskind, Mary; Follow That Mom! (1987) [Houghton Mifflin]

Rittenhouse, Constance & Iris Vinton; Abbie Higgins: Young Group Work Executive

Parks, Cameron; The Girl Scout Man, Donnelley & Sons: Crawfordsville, In (1970)

Roy, Lillian Elizabeth; Girl Scouts at Dandelion Camp (1921) [Grosset & Dunlap]

Roy, Lillian Elizabeth; Girl Scouts in the Adirondacks (1921) [Grosset & Dunlap]

Roy, Lillian Elizabeth; Girl Scouts in the Rockies (1921) [Grosset & Dunlap]

Roy, Lillian Elizabeth; Girl Scouts in Arizona and New Mexico (1923) [Grosset & Dunlap]

Roy, Lillian Elizabeth; Girl Scouts in the Red Woods (1926) [Grosset & Dunlap]

Roy, Lillian Elizabeth; Girl Scouts in the Magic City (1927) [Grosset & Dunlap]

Roy, Lillian Elizabeth; Girl Scouts at Glacier Park (1928) [Grosset & Dunlap]

Roy, Lillian Elizabeth; Natalie: A Garden Scout (1921) [The Nourse Co.]

Roy, Lillian Elizabeth; Norma: A Flower Scout (1925) [The Nourse Co.]

Roy, Lillian Elizabeth; Janet: A Stock Farm Scout (1925) [The Nourse Co.]

Roy, Lillian Elizabeth, The Woodcraft Girls At Camp, Grosset & Dunlap (1916)

Roy, Lillian Elizabeth, The Woodcraft Girls In The City, Grosset & Dunlap (1918)

Sterling, Dorothy; The Brownie Scout Mystery (1955)

Thomas, Eleanor; Becky & Tatters (1940) [Charles Scribnerís Sons]

Thomas, Eleanor; Becky's Boarding House (1952) [Charles Scribnerís Sons]

Thomas, Eleanor; Hemisphere Camp (1942) [Charles Scribnerís Sons]

Vandercook, Margaret; The Girl Scouts of the Eagles Wing (1921) [John C. Winston]

Vandercook, Margaret; The Girl Scouts in Beechwood Forest (1921) [John C. Winston]

Vandercook, Margaret; The Girl Scouts at the Round Table (1921) [John C. Winston]

Vandercook, Margaret; The Girl Scouts of Mystery Valley (1923) [John C. Winston]

Vandercook, Margaret; The Girl Scouts and the Open Road (1923) [John C. Winston]

Wirt, Mildred A.; #1 The Brownie Scouts at Snow Valley (1949) [Cupples & Leon]

Wirt, Mildred A.; #2 The Brownie Scouts in the Circus (1949) [Cupples & Leon]

Wirt, Mildred A.; #3 The Brownie Scouts in the Cherry Festival (1950) [Cupples & Leon]

Wirt, Mildred A.; #4 The Brownie Scouts at Their Tree House (1951) [Cupples & Leon]

Wirt, Mildred A.; #5 The Brownie Scouts at Silver Beach (1952) [Cupples & Leon]

Wirt, Mildred A.; #6 The Brownie Scouts at Windmill Farm (1953) [Cupples & Leon]

Wirt, Mildred A.; #1 The Girl Scouts at Penguin Pass or, The Trail of the Blind Snowman (1953) [Cupples & Leon]

Wirt, Mildred A.; #2 The Girl Scouts at Singing Sands (1955) [Cupples & Leon]

Wirt, Mildred A.; #3 The Girl Scouts at Mystery Mansion (1957) [Cupples & Leon]

 

Here Come the Brownies Series [Grosset & Dunlap]

O'Connor, Jane - #1 Corrie's Secret Pal (1993)

O'Connor, Jane - #2 Sarah's Incredible Idea (1993)

O'Connor, Jane - #3 Make Up Your Mind, Marsha! (1993)

O'Connor, Jane - #4 Amy's (Not So) Great Camp-Out (1993)

O'Connor, Jane - #5 Think, Corrie, Think! (1994)

O'Connor, Jane - #6. Lauren and the New Baby (1994)

Leonard, Marcia - #7 Take a Bow, Krissy (1994)

Leonard, Marcia - #8. Is that Really You, Amy? (1995)

Leonard, Marcia - #9. Lights Out, Sarah! (1995)

Leonard, Marcia - #10. Marsha's Unbearable Day (1995)

Leonard, Marcia - #11. Jo Ann and the Surprise Party (1996)

Leonard, Marcia - #12 Krissy and the Big Snow (1996)



HARDY BOYS DETECTIVE STORIES

I am pretty sure that the Hardy Boys were Scouts, I remember in one of the books they solved one of the cases by using Morse Code that they had learned in Scouts. (Source: Olan Watkins)



ROBERT A. HEINLEIN BOOKS

Robert A. Heinlein wrote a number of stories that involved Scouts.

One that I can lay my hands on immediatly is in Requiem (ISBN: 0-812-51391-6) and is titled "A Tenderfoot in Space". The editor's notes comment:

"... On looking over the list of stories, I found that 'A Tenderfoot in Space' had never been printed in anything except when in originally appeared in Boy's Life...." -- Virginia Heinlein

"This was written a year before Sputnik and is laid on the Venus earthbound astronomers inferred before space probes. Two hours of rewriting -- a word here, a word there -- could change it to a planet around some other star. But to what purpose? ... If I ever publish a collection of Boy Scout stories, this story will appear unchanged...." --RAH

I know that there are other Heinlein stories that mention Scouts (Farmer in the Sky comes to mind). An inquiry on alt.fan.heinlein would produce a plethora of other examples. (Source: Peter Sanders)



TOM SWIFT

I recall in the late 1960s there was a series of books about "Tom Swift." He and his Scout buddies had numberous adventures. On at least one of the covers I recall Tom and friend in full Scout uniform, complete w/ red beret hat which came into the uniform in the early 70s. (Source: Karl Poppelreiter)



BOY SCOUT EVERY BOY LIBRARY BOOKS

Franklin Mathiews was named as the Chief Scout Librarian in 1913 and formed a library commission consistng of librarians from around the country and the BSA editorial board to develop what became known as The Every Boy's Library. The commission selected titles to be published with a commission seal on the spine and cover in an effort to promote reading and literacy. Over 70 titles were published as part of the Every Boy's Library with the last ones being published in the early 1950s. Some of the authors included Fitzhugh, Baden-Powell, Seaton, Beard, London, Doubleday, and Quirk.

Doubleday, Russell; Cattle Ranch to College, Grosset & Dunlap - BSA Library (1913)
London, Jack; The Cruise of the Dazzler, Grosset & Dunlap - BSA Library (1913)
Quirk, Leslie W.; Baby Elton Quarterback, Grosset & Dunlap - BSA Library (1913)
Tarbell, Ida M.; Boy Scouts' life of Lincoln Macmillan, 1943



NON-FICTION OF NOTE

Bezucha, R.D.; The Golden Anniversary Book of Scouting; Golden Press 1959. Illustrations by Norman Rockwell and others. The author is listed as being assisted by the Staff of the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America

Douglas, Dick, Jr.; A Boy Scout in the Grizzly Country, G.P. Putnam Sons 1929

Douglas, Robert Jr.; Martin, David Jr.; Oliver, Douglas: Three Boy Scout in Africa G.P. PutnamĻs Sons 1928

Grant, Bruce; The Boy Scout Encyclopedia; Rand McNally and Co., 1952 Revised in 1967. Authorized by The Boy Scouts of America

Hillcourt, William; Baden_Powell; The Two Lives of a Hero; The Boy Scouts of America 1964 and reprinted in 1981; A good biography with photographs and drawings by Baden-Powell.

Hillcourt, William; Norman Rockwell's World of Scouting, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers 1977. This book includes reproductions of many of Rockwell's Scout paintings and drawings from his earliest work with Boys' Life through the calendars and lots of background information.

Mathiews, Franklin K., editor; Hitting the Trail; Grosset & Dunlap. I am unsure of the actual publishing date. My copy has copyright dates ranging from 1919 to 1930. This is a compilation of fiction and non-fiction articles and stories about camping. A really fun book.

Peterson, Robert W.; The Boy Scouts, An American Adventure; American Heritage, 1984. A history of the first 75 years of Scouting in the U.S. with many photographs

Soto, Carolyn; The Boy Scouts; Exeter Books 1987. Lots of information and pictures of Scouting worldwide.

West, James E.; The Lone Scout of the Sky - The Story of Charles A. Lindbergh, Published for Boy Scouts Of America by the John C. Winston Co., Philadelphia (1927)

Wills, Chuck; Boy Scouts of America: A Centennial History, DK Publishing (2009)




SPECIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

My special thanks to Michelle Jermy for providing over 100 of the listings noted above including all but one of the Girl Scout books.

My special thanks to Michele Bautsch for providing over 130 of the listings noted above.

My special thanks to Mark W. Arend, Beaver Dam Community Library, 311 N. Spring St. Beaver Dam, Wisc. 53916 for his invaluable help in adding several dozen titles to the original listing.

Special thanks also to Ed D. Mordhorst for helping update the listing of fiction from the early years of Scouting.

Special thanks to Michele D. Vera, Curator, World of Scouting Museum

Thanks to Jean Bellefeuille at the Bearman Museum

Thanks to Greg Stone for the list of Durston books

Thanks to Norman Merril for the list of Eaton books

Thanks to Jeff Rhoads for additional information on the Percy Keese Fitzhugh books.  For cover pictures from several of these books and more information, please visit http://www.bridgeboro.com/page2.html.

Thanks also to Bill Reck


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