Since beginning publication in 1911, Boys' Life's mission is to entertain and educate America's youth and to open their eyes to the joyous world of reading. This is accomplished through a proven mix of news, nature, sports, history, fiction, science, comics, and Scouting.
Art McKinney was SOSSI member #2, a founder and past president or our Society (1964+1965), who also served as our Journal Editor before his term as president. He had been the Scout Executive for Chicago before his promotion to Assistant to the Chief Scout Executive Arthur Schuck. He was also in charge of international relations for the Boy Scouts or America. His great interest in SOSSI and his contacts with world Scouting nations gave prestige to our Society and our hobby.
In January 1951, Arthur became the Stamp Editor for Boys' Life writing the column called "About Stamps". In June 1963 the column became "Stamps and Coins". During that period he wrote several Scouts on Stamps Checklists, some of which can be accessed below. He continued writing the column until October 1968 when SOSSI member Walter G. MacPeek was assigned that position. During most of this period (1953-1964), the editor of Boys' Life was Harry A. Harchar who later served as SOSSI President (1972-1974).
|December 1920||Scott Prizes for Scouts, [Stamps] by Kent B. Stiles, page 68|
|January 1921||Siam Scout Stamp Issue, [Stamps] by Kent B. Stiles, page 48|
|September 1955||Scout Stamps of the World, [About Stamps] by W. Arthur McKinney; Harry A. Harchar, editor, page 68|
|January 1958||The Fourth World Jamboree Stamp, [About Stamps] by W. Arthur McKinney, page 50|
|November 1959||Scouts on Stamps, by W. Arthur McKinney; Harry A. Harchar, editor|
|January 1960||Boy Scout 50th Anniversary Stamp, [About Stamps] by W. Arthur McKinney, page 50|
|February 1963||10 Scout Stamp articles, [About Stamps] by W. Arthur McKinney; Harry A. Harchar, editor, pages 75-76|
|May 1964||Scouts on Stamps List Updated, [About Stamps] by W. Arthur McKinney; Harry A. Harchar, editor, page 91|
|July 1967||Jamboree Postal Card, [Stamps and Coins] by W. Arthur McKinney, page 57|
|October 1973||Scouts Deliver Mail, [Stamps and Coins] by Harry D. Thorsen, page 60|
|February 1974||Octagonal Scout Stamp; Morse Code on Stamps, [Stamps & Coins], by Harry D. Thorsen, Jr., page 68|
|March 1974||Scouts Deliver Mail (Bangladesh), [Stamps and Coins] by Harry D. Thorsen, page 54|
|July 1974||Dan Beard Stamp (Togo); Scouts Deliver Mail (Czechoslovakia), [Stamps & Coins], by Harry D. Thorsen, Jr., page 54|
|October 1985||A 22-cent Stamp, [Stamps & Coins], by Scott Stuckey, page 57|
|July 1987||Baden-Powell Stamps; 75th Anniversary of US Girl Scouts, [Stamps & Coins], by Jeffery J. Csatari, page 57|
|June 1988||Scouting's Stamps, by J. G. Nash, page 56|
|December 1990||That's My Hobby, pages 62-63|
|March 2011||100 Tips From 100 Years, page 46|
|2014 BSA Web Page||Scouting stamps from around the world|