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Boy Scouts of America march. New York, T.B. Harms & Francis Day & Hunter, 1916.
Boy Scouts of America march. New York, T.B. Harms & Francis Day & Hunter, 1916.

This week the Boy Scouts of America turn one hundred years young – and they still look like kids! Earn your merit badge in Music with this piece from The March King: John Philip Sousa on the Performing Arts Encyclopedia. More scout-related material can be found in An American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and other Printed Ephemera and Historic American Sheet Music (1850-1920).

(h/t to Sue Vita, Chief of the Music Divsion)


  1. Back in the early and mid-60s, my brother and I were charter members of all-black troops of Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, respectively, in my hometown. At the time, the organization was still segregated–at least in our district.

    This did not prevent us from having a good time in our activities.

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