The book, Men of Schiff: A History of the Professional Scouters Who Built the Boy Scouts of America
Men of Schiff is now published March of 2013. I believe it will interest not only professional Scouters and their families, but also volunteer Scouters and people who have never been a part of Scouting. Their story is integral to the history of the United States. Interested? Take a sneak preview now.
The author, Win Davis, is located in Florida. Men of Schiff: A History of the Professional Scouters Who Built the Boy Scouts of America, is his first work for publication.
He is a former professional Scouter, retired attorney, retired Air Force officer and lives with his miniature schnauzer, Pepper.
An Eagle Scout, the author has been a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America for more than sixty years, as Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Scoutmaster, Sea Scout Skipper, Commissioner, Commodore and other positions too numerous to mention. He spent five years as a professional Scouter and attended the National Executive Institute at Schiff Scout Reservation in 1970, which gives him a unique perspective on Boy Scouting. He was fortunate enough to meet and talk with many Scouting notables and non notables. Win had the privilege of being a personal friend of William L. “Green Bar Bill” Hillcourt during the last years of his long life. He has traveled and met Scouters from all around the world, professional and non professional.
I’ve known Win since 1981, he was on the staff of Troop 234 in Longwood, FL. and we met on the trip to Washington D.C. Win was the first Scoutmaster of Troop 46 and when he moved to Hawaii I took over as Scoutmaster. I have started to read the book it is fascinating.