scouts

i love the scouts. my dad was one, all my brothers were in the scouts and my young nephew has just recently graduated from being a cub. i think it can have such a positive influence on a kid’s development, especially the fact that they encourage and cultivate a love for the outdoors. my nephew and i were recently having a discussion about some giant tortoises in our neighbourhood park whose shells had been damaged by local kids – and he said, “those are the children who stay inside all day and play video games.” this coming from an eleven year old! man. all kids should be in the scouts. plus their uniforms are cool, right?

these photos of american cub scouts at a camp were taken by yale joel for life magazine (no year)

and this dishy young man is from a story called ‘boy scouts in the antarctic’ photographed by nina leen

all images from life magazine

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6 Responses to scouts

  1. Lady Monday 17 January, 2011 at 10:08 am #

    Such fresh, fun photos!

  2. Vicki Monday 17 January, 2011 at 10:35 am #

    Couldn’t agree with you more about scouts! And love the images. I worked at a summer camp teaching swimming and waterskiing a million years ago and these pix remind me of those few months. V x

  3. Julie Monday 17 January, 2011 at 6:16 pm #

    Three cheers for scouts! My husband was a scout and he always has the best stories of his scouting adventures.

  4. Lauren Monday 17 January, 2011 at 6:17 pm #

    Amazing pictures with an even better little story, your nephew is definitely a smart boy.

  5. Sally Tuesday 18 January, 2011 at 5:26 pm #

    Cute! I’d love to see a post on girl scouts as well! I love the vintage uniforms (some examples here…. http://madewithlovebyhannah.com/WordPress/?p=119)

  6. Miss Moss Wednesday 19 January, 2011 at 10:58 am #

    @ Sally – i will definitely do a brownies / girl scouts post soon ;)

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