As collectors of Scout stamps, we generally think of Scout covers as envelopes that relate directly to Scouting, such as first day covers for a new Scout stamp or a cachet for a specific event.
As it is, there is an almost unlimited quantity and variety of these covers to collect. But, to take the matter of collecting Scout covers a bit further, there are those covers that in one way or another, have a special "tie in" to Scouting.
Some examples are:
- An envelope with the autograph of Lord Baden-Powell, or Lady Baden-Powell.
- A stamp show cachet cover, obviously sent by a Scoutmaster to his troop.
- A letter sent to summer camp, or jamboree, or other Scouting event, by an attending Scout.
- A cover for the first Scout to the Antarctic.
- A cover from a Scout council or camp that has changed its name, or no longer exists.
- A Scout cover cachet that has been used for another purpose, such as a first day cover for another stamp.
See how many you can collect.
SOSSI Journal, Volume 39, Number 10, October 1990