EXTREMELY RARE - Own a piece of extreme rarity from the Boy Scouts of America! 1935 NATIONAL JAMBOREE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA CACHET COVER - see the Boy Scouts of America letter in next to last image for explanation of event and cachet cover not issued to 99.9% of Scouts but issued to few in 1935. Stamped and Sign by Green Bar Bill - William Hillcourt (August 6, 1900 - November 9, 1992), known within the Scouting movement as "Green Bar Bill, " was an iinfluential leader in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) organization from 1927 to 1992. The 1935 25th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America Jubilee National Jamboree was scheduled for August 21-30, 1935, in Washington, DC. Every registered troop in every Council was entitled to send one Scout to fulfill President Roosevelt's wish that, every nook and cranny of America be represented in the Jamboree.
Scouts from across the country prepared for this great event marking the historic anniversary of Scouting in America. Just before the jamboree, Franklin Roosevelt issued a Presidential Proclamation canceling the jamboree because of an outbreak of Polio.
Some Scouts were in route by train when the word came of the cancellation. This Cachet Cover was found in my fathers estate from when he was just 12 years old and a Boy Scout en route to the Jamboree in 1935.Letter dated, August 21, 1935, in images is for reference, backstory, and subsequent issuing / not issuing of the CACHET Cover listed in this listing only and is NOT INCLUDED in this listing. Last image details what the instructions were to obtain a cachet. These instructions were published in Boys Life in August 1935 issue. Don't miss your chance to own a rare piece of Scout History. According to Sheldon Levy's book.
Boy Scout Cachets of the United States published in 1956, this cachet is identified as #25c. (see last image for reference only and not included in this listing). This item is in the category "Collectibles\Historical Memorabilia\Fraternal Organizations\Boy Scouts\Other Boy Scout Collectibles". The seller is "stargazerranch" and is located in this country: US.This item can be shipped to United States.