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Boy Scouts of America Tri-Valley Council 165 collection

 Collection — Folder: S1510
Identifier: S1510

Scope and Contents

This collection includes minutes from two executive board meetings of the Boy Scouts of America Tri-Valley Council in South Bend, Indiana on August 23 and September 27, 1966 and two copies of the 1966-1967 mofficers and exective board directory regarding the activities of the council, its distrcits, and its leadership.


  • 1966

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Administrative History

One of the largest youth organizations in the United States, he Boy Scouts of America was established in 1910 and has over 2.4 million members an dalmost a million adult volunteers as of 2014. The goals of the organization include teaching boys and young men and women to become responsible, confident, self-reliant citizens through outdoor activities, educational programs, and community-based, career-oriented programs.

Founded in 1952, the Tri-Valley Council 165 of the Boy Scouts of America was located in South Bend, Indiana. In 1972, Tri-Valley Council 165 merged with two other councils, Pioneer Trails 155 in Elkhart, Indiana and Pottawattomie 731, to form Northern Indiana Council 165. The following year in 1973, Northern Indiana Council 165 merged with Southern Michigan 270, Sawasbee District, to form the current iteration, LaSalle Council 165, a part of White Beaver Chapter of Sakima Lodge.


Items in the collection.

"Boy Scouts Membership Falls 7 Percent in Decades-Long Decline." New York Times, January 16, 2015. Accessed September 14, 2015.

U.S. Scouting Service Project. "BSA Vision Statement." About BSA. Accessed September 14, 2015.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/03/23 by Cathi Taylor. EAD finding aid created 2015/03/23 by Cathi Taylor. EAD finding aid revised 2015/09/14.
Boy Scouts of America Tri-Valley Council 165 collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.