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Did You Know: Today is Boy Scout Day. The Boy Scouts of America, or BSA, was founded on February 8, 1910 — that’s 102 years ago today. I was never a Girl Scout, but I did always like the movie Troop Beverly Hills and my beau was an Eagle Scout (la di da!), so I hold a certain fondness for these organizations. To celebrate, I’ve rounded up these retro chic Boy Scout-inspired finds.

boy scout decorTop row, left to right: ArrowsBoy Scout/Webelos/Cub Scout Vintage Book Set, Straw Target, Fire Kit Lamp.  Middle row, left to right: 1969 Boy Scout NATIONAL JAMBOREE IDAHO Souvenir Coffee Cup, Scout Soap Dish, Scout Soap SetCamp Hinds Boy Scouts Coffee Mug. Bottom row, left to right: Boy Scout Vintage First Aid Tin BoxColossus Axe, Vintage Coleman Gas Lantern, Scout Print Shower Curtain.

Retro scout stuff always seems to have a quaint, Norman Rockwell vibe to it that I like. And though these picks have a healthy dash of wholesome, the ruggedness of the designs makes them natural fits for boys’ rooms and bathrooms or even a cabin or lake house. Now, where’s my merit badge for design scouting?!

6 Responses

  1. Rachael says:

    i don't know what it is about scout stuff but i like it! those soaps are especially fun, a great gift for a guy.
    speaking of scouts…i have camp fire girl manuals listed here in my etsy store <a href="http://~http://www.etsy.com/shop/VintageDreamsNE?page=3” target=”_blank”>~http://www.etsy.com/shop/VintageDreamsNE?page=3

  2. Rachael says:

    fyi to all, the website that has the soaps is really fun!

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  5. John B says:

    Cool Collection. But I can't wait to tell my wife that all this time I've been retro fashionable. She just thought I was hanging on to all my old scouting junk for nothing!

    As for your "beau", he is (not was) an Eagle scout.

    • Briana@HGTV says:

      Thanks, John! My beau still has a lot of his scouting stuff, too. You're right, I guess! Once an Eagle scout, always an Eagle scout, huh?

Briana MowreyBriana is a writer and senior editor for HGTV.com. Her self-described design style is "mid-century modern magpie." She lives in a Brooklyn apartment with her husband, their spoiled dachshund, Chauncey,...


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