Cub Scout Pack 1776

Boy Scouts of America 2010 Celebrate Scouting Stamp

Celebrate Scouting with the Boy Scouts of America and the United States Postal Service!

On July 27, 2010, in Fort A. P. Hill, Virginia, the Postal Service™ will issue a 44-cent, Scouting commemorative stamp, designed by Derry Noyes, Washington, DC.

To create this original design, illustrator Craig Frazier, Mill Valley, California, depicted the images of two different scouts in clothing and accessories that are often part of the outdoor scouting experience — hats, packs, boots, and binoculars. At first glance, one sees the large silhouette of a scout peering through binoculars. Within this figure is another scout perched atop a mountain taking in the vista. "I wanted a level of discovery to be portrayed in the stamp itself," Frazier recalls.

He continues, "The small figure and landscape indicate very hard, directional light coming from low on the horizon — either early morning or late afternoon. The sky has that pale blue to indigo transition that happens only at those two times of day."

The stamps and other collectible items are available for pre-order at the online Postal Store, and they go perfectly with the BSA Centennial Letterheads.  To learn more about the stamp and the associated Supporting Our Troops program, visit the BSA Centennial website.