For sale is a Vintage Boy Scout Neckerchief Slide. This metal slide or scarf tie dates to the 1950s or 1960s because the back uses a riveted bar instead of bendable metal tabs. Since the early days of the Boy Scouts of America, Neckerchiefs have been used. They were introduced as part of the uniform as identification, as well as the ability to use
them for a bandage for First Aid needs.
The Boy Scouts of America grew out of the international Scouting movement founded by Robert Baden-Powell in 1908. Chicago publisher W.D. Boyce was impressed by the popularity of Baden-Powell’s U.K.-based organization, and in 1910 formally created the Boy Scouts of America. Based on its initial mission to teach boys “patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred values,” the Boy Scouts focused on these broad goals as learned through outdoor activities and hands-on life skills.