Austin History Center

Boy Scouts of America Troop 8787 Records

An Inventory to the Collection

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Boy Scouts of America Troop 8787
Title: Boy Scouts of America Troop 8787 Records
Inclusive Dates: 1996-2007
Abstract: The collection consists of photographs and textual materials that document the activities of the Austin area (Texas) Boy Scouts of America Troop 8787.
Identification: AR.2007.013
Quantity: .2 linear feet (1 box and 1000 digital photographs)
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, 810 Guadalupe, PO BOX 2287, Austin, TX 78768

Administrative History

Boy Scout Troop 8787 is based out of Austin, Texas. The chartering organization is the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Post 8787 and they are in the Blackland Prairie District of the Capitol Area Council. The troop began in the summer of 1996.

Troop 8787 is organized into several operating units, including the Patrols, the Patrol Leader Council, the adult leaders, and the Troop Committee.

Scope and Contents

The bulk of the collection consists of almost 1000 photographs of various scouting events such as camping trips to Big Bend and Lost Pines and community programs such as planting trees and flowers. The photographs were donated on 4 CDs and copies of the photographs were transferred to the Austin History Center Image drive. In addition to the photographs there are a limited amount of textual materials. Included are Court of Honor programs dated from 1996 through 2007, two Certificates of Appreciation and two issues of the VFW Post 8787 newsletter that include the "Scout Scoop."


Arranged into 2 series:
I. Textual materials
II. Photographs


Restrictions on Access

Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Boy Scouts of America.
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.
Austin (Tex.)
Boy Scouts--Texas.
Document Types:

Related Material

Austin Files -- Subject

  • Boy Scouts of America B5730

Archives and Manuscripts

  • AR.1999.021 Boy Scout Troop 20 Records
  • AR.2009.003 John McNeil Papers.
  • AR.2009.069 Noel P. Amstead Papers
  • AR.Q.017 Boy Scouts of America Troop 3 Records

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Donated by Troop 8787.

Preferred Citation

Boy Scouts of America Troop 8787 (AR.2007.013). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/2007/070

Donation Date: 2007

Processing Information

Finding aid created and encoded by Molly Hults and Daniel Alonzo/2009.

Alternative Form Available

The photographs are also available on an internal server: I:\Archives\Archival Collections\AR.2007.013. Please see a staff member for assistance in accessing these images.

Detailed Description of the Collection

I. Textual materials, 1996-2007

Box Folder
1 1 Certificates, 2007, undated
2 Court of Honor programs, 1996-2006
3 Printed materials, 1996-1997, undated

Photographs, 2004-2007, undated

Box Folder
1 4 CDs of photographs, 2004-2007, undated