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“Negro Eagle Scout Will Be Honored” (October 26, 1947)

SUMMARY

This article, published October 26, 1947, reports that Lansing Beard will be awarded the Boy Scouts of America’s highest award, to become the first Black Eagle Scout in the Stonewall Jackson Area Council, serving Scouts in the Shenandoah Valley and central Virginia.

 

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Lexington, Oct. 25—In honor of the first Negro Eagle Scout in the Stonewall Jackson Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, Senator A. Willis Robertson will present to Scout Lansing Beard the highest award in Scouting, Sunday night at 8 o’clock in the colored Methodist Church in Lexington.

Scout Beard has had five years as a member of Troop 15 and has served his troop as Junior Assistant Scout Master. He is a student at Lylburn Downing High School.

Leroy Richardson will receive congratulations as Scout Master of this outstanding Scout.

Special music for the occasion will be rendered by the Church choir and a special invitation has been extended to other Scouts and Scouters throughout the Council.

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APA Citation:
Leader, News. “Negro Eagle Scout Will Be Honored” (October 26, 1947). (2021, May 04). In Encyclopedia Virginia. https://encyclopediavirginia.org/entries/negro-eagle-scout-will-be-honored-october-26-1947.
MLA Citation:
Leader, News. "“Negro Eagle Scout Will Be Honored” (October 26, 1947)" Encyclopedia Virginia. Virginia Humanities, (04 May. 2021). Web. 26 Jul. 2021
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