From The Port News, 10/17/18
New Scouting Exhibit
The Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society will have a permanent Scouting Heritage Exhibit at the Sands-Willets House in Port Washington.
The exhibit fills an entire room, displaying many items and memorabilia spanning more than 100 years of Scouting, including a fun campsite display complete with (faux) campfire, tent and cooking tripod, neckerchiefs from the Boy Scout Troops within the Cow Neck Peninsula and events around the country, with a section on Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts too. The collection also incudes vintage uniforms and some rare scouting items like a 1913 campfire book, a 1917 official BSA Bible, a diary from the first Jamboree in 1937, a 1921 Sunwatch, Scout Action figures, and the first Troop 71 Charter (1923) and Eagle rank medal awarded (1929).
The Historical Society host this exhibit to honor the great Scouting tradition and maintain a relationship with local Scout groups. Merit badge classes and other special opportunities for Scouts to visit the Sands-Willets House are being developed. The exhibit will be unveiled at the Fall Country Fair, Saturday, October 20th, from 10a.m. to 4 p.m.