Memorabilia from several decades will be on public display July 26 at the Boyle County Public Libary as local Boy Scouts participate in the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America.
Uniforms, patches, equipment and many other items will be showcased from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and current and former scouts are invited to a reception from 6-8 p.m.
The display will include items from many decades, with a few of the pieces dating back to the early 1900s. There are even Boy Scout patches from foreign countries such as Germany, Switzerland and Korea.
The bulk of the display belongs to Sam Robinson, a retired teacher, Army colonel, and former scout leader who acquired his large collection mostly through donations. His exhibit already has traveled to the Bluegrass Heritage Museum in Winchester and the Hal Rogers Cultural Center in Somerset to celebrate the centennial.
A portion of the display consists of memorabilia from Allen Arth, who has been involved with Boy Scouts for 42 years. His personal collection includes many handmade items such as walking sticks, carved slides for neckerchiefs, and camping chairs.