Images: #TBT Gallery looks at scouting in the '60s

 
 
Updated 8/11/2016 9:43 AM

From the Pinewood Derby to good deeds, Boy Scouts of the 1960s led by example.

In this week's #TBT Gallery from the Daily Herald archives, you will find images that reflect one of the largest youth organizations in the United States.

From learning first aid to traveling to the Grand Canyon, scouting in the Chicago suburbs was preparing the youth for life.

If you closed your eyes and imagined, many of these pictures could be taken today in your hometown.

Chicago publisher W.D. Boyce founded the Boy Scouts of America in 1910.

Their purpose was to teach boys patriotism, courage, self-reliance and kindred values.

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Cars roll past the camera as Boy Scouts race their Pinewood Derby cars Jan. 26, 1967, in Streamwood.
Cars roll past the camera as Boy Scouts race their Pinewood Derby cars Jan. 26, 1967, in Streamwood.
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Waiting intently for the start of their slot car race is a group of Boy Scouts in Streamwood on Jan. 26, 1967.
Waiting intently for the start of their slot car race is a group of Boy Scouts in Streamwood on Jan. 26, 1967.
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A young scout holds his trophy after the Boy Scout Pinewood Derby in Streamwood Jan. 26, 1967.
A young scout holds his trophy after the Boy Scout Pinewood Derby in Streamwood Jan. 26, 1967.
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Boy Scouts meet Mr. Laske in Arlington Heights on Dec. 30, 1965.
Boy Scouts meet Mr. Laske in Arlington Heights on Dec. 30, 1965.
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Boy Scouts collection day for Goodwill Oct. 21, 1965, in Arlington Heights.
Boy Scouts collection day for Goodwill Oct. 21, 1965, in Arlington Heights.
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Scouts from Pack 236 wait to help shoppers during "Good Deeds Day" Feb. 18, 1965, at Randhurst Shopping Center in Mount Prospect.
Scouts from Pack 236 wait to help shoppers during "Good Deeds Day" Feb. 18, 1965, at Randhurst Shopping Center in Mount Prospect.
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Scouts from Pack 236 wait to help shoppers during "Good Deeds Day" Feb. 18, 1965, at Randhurst Shopping Center in Mount Prospect.
Scouts from Pack 236 wait to help shoppers during "Good Deeds Day" Feb. 18, 1965, at Randhurst Shopping Center in Mount Prospect.
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A young Scout hold the door open for a shopper during "Good Deeds day" during Feb. 18, 1965, at Randhurst Shopping Center in Mount Prospect.
A young Scout hold the door open for a shopper during "Good Deeds day" during Feb. 18, 1965, at Randhurst Shopping Center in Mount Prospect.
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Boy Scouts visit Rolling Meadows Police Department May 3, 1967.
Boy Scouts visit Rolling Meadows Police Department May 3, 1967.
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A Scout from Troop 223 salutes during Boy Scout's Day Feb. 11, 1968, in Mount Prospect.
A Scout from Troop 223 salutes during Boy Scout's Day Feb. 11, 1968, in Mount Prospect.
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Scouts celebrate Boy Scout's Day Feb. 11, 1968, in Mount Prospect.
Scouts celebrate Boy Scout's Day Feb. 11, 1968, in Mount Prospect.
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Scouts celebrate Boy Scout's Day Feb. 11, 1968, in Mount Prospect.
Scouts celebrate Boy Scout's Day Feb. 11, 1968, in Mount Prospect.
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Scouts celebrate Boy Scout's Day Feb. 11, 1968, in Mount Prospect.
Scouts celebrate Boy Scout's Day Feb. 11, 1968, in Mount Prospect.
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Boy Scouts and their families wait for Pinewood Derby results on Jan. 24, 1968, in Schaumburg.
Boy Scouts and their families wait for Pinewood Derby results on Jan. 24, 1968, in Schaumburg.
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A Scout prepares to launch his Pinewood Derby car on Jan. 24, 1968, in Schaumburg.
A Scout prepares to launch his Pinewood Derby car on Jan. 24, 1968, in Schaumburg.
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Boy Scouts learn first aid Dec. 6, 1967, in Mount Prospect.
Boy Scouts learn first aid Dec. 6, 1967, in Mount Prospect.
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Boy Scouts learn first aid Dec. 6, 1967, in Mount Prospect.
Boy Scouts learn first aid Dec. 6, 1967, in Mount Prospect.
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Boy Scouts learn first aid Dec. 6, 1967, in Mount Prospect.
Boy Scouts learn first aid Dec. 6, 1967, in Mount Prospect.
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Wood Dale Boy Scouts pack for a trip to the Grand Canyon on Aug. 9, 1967.
Wood Dale Boy Scouts pack for a trip to the Grand Canyon on Aug. 9, 1967.
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