Boy Scouts at the Penn Museum

August 10, 2010

Every day that something cool comes out of our archives image database is a good day.  There are just so many amazing photos from years gone by relating to all sorts of stuff!

Most recently we came across this gem.

Boy Scouts posing in a teepee at the Penn Museum in April of 1945.

The Development Office’s awesome intern, Jessica, has been putting together some marketing and outreach letter for our Adopt an Artifact program including research into local boy and girl scout troops.  Groups that adopt an artifact (for as low as $35!) receive activity worksheets that they can do before they visit the Museum, or as a way to bring a little Museum into the classroom/troop meeting.  The letters were sent around for approval and the director sent me this picture in response.  So cool!

I think my favorite part is their scarves.  They look exactly like my brother’s cub scout scarves from the late 80s/early 90s.