A HISTORY OF THE TWELVE REGIONS OF THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA THROUGH INSIGNIA, 2018TwelveRegions
"A History of the Twelve Regions of the Boy Scouts of America Through Insignia” by Ryan C. Bushore and John Koppen. Copyright 2018, square bound, 436 pages. The collecting of Scout insignia has taken place for decades. Insignia records, tells a story, paints a picture, or identifies some portion of the Scouting program. The interest in the book lies in the early Regions of the BSA, which were organized in November 1920 by the National Organization and Field Committee.
The purpose of this guide is to document and record that history through research and the progression of such insignia, and in so doing, tell a portion of Scouting’s history. With 450 pages of the full color images of over 1,700 patches, neckerchiefs, slides, documents and photos, you are sure to discover something new. In addition, the book contains the catalog numbers of the previous regional collecting guides such as the Arapaho series, and the "Collecting the Original Twelve Regions” for easy cross reference.