Much more than just a navigational tool, the common compass embodies a basic human concept that, intrinsically, we are all free to choose our own direction at any time as we travel through our lives, both literally and metaphorically. This curated collection of vintage compasses, used by the Boy and Girl Scouts of America organizations,speaks to the innate human impulse for discovery, and the discipline, veracity, and careful planning that is often necessary to succeed in our daily lives. It is a nod to the deep-rooted American tradition of the Boy and Girl Scouts organization that today is still evolving, adapting, and ever changing into a more contemporary and relevant institution. The Boy Scouts used the black, brown, and red versions, while the light and dark green editions belonged to the Girl Scouts.
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