Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Generations Connection.... "Tracing Your Family Through Boy Scouts"

For the past three years, I have been hard at work locating those ancestors that had been here before me and left their mark on the world.  However, some of the information about them is a little sketchie and while only general information about birth, death, marriage and possibly where they lived (only known through census records) can be located; it is the little things in their lives that I am more interested it. 
What did they do?  What where their likes/dislikes?  How did they meet their "sweetheart"?  Did they play sports?  What made them who they were? 

My son Dustin, is in the Boy Scouts and recently while helping in with some projects discovered a wonderful new "TOOL", for those of us searching for our ancestors and collecting stories from those who still bless our presents.

Being a part of Boy Scouts is an experience of a life time.  Being able to preserve the legacy and history of each Scout is a treasure for the future generations.  Being able to document your scouting family history is something to be proud of. 

Get our kids involved and let's teach them that their "OWN" history is something to be proud of.  Get them involved by researching their "Scouting Lineage".  Help them find out what generation scout they might be.  Find out if any Aunts, Uncles, Grandfathers or even cousins were in the scouts and what rank or position they served.  Try and find out if they earned any special medals or awards.  Make sure they properly document the information for future generations and teach them to document their own information as well.



  1. Great post. I agree scouting is marvelous for young men and boys. My son made it to Eagle scout, and I have to say ut was a good thing in his life.

  2. What a wonderful post Robin...great idea, never thought to look via Boy Scouts!

    My daughter was a Girl Scout later to become a Girl Scout leader of my grandaughters troop! I too was a Brownie and a Girl Scout!! I think it's a wonderful thing for children to become involved in.

  3. Getting the kids in each of these organizations involved is wonderful. My daughters were Campfire Girls, actually. Thanks for the good post, Robin!
    Keep telling your ancestor stories!

    Dr. Bill ;-)
    Author of "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories"

  4. Robin my son was the first on both sides of the family. My husband was thrilled when he accomplished the tasks. Thanks for your comments.