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The Boy Scouts of America has published Boys'
Life since January 1, 1911. I received it for a couple years in the late 1960s while in the
Scouts. I have begun buying copies on eBay to look for useful articles. As time permits, I will be glad
to scan articles for you. All copyrights (if any) are hereby acknowledged. Here are the
Boys' Life issues I have so far.
Prolific crossword puzzle creator Eugene
Sheffer is somewhat of a mystery on the Internet. His name appears in the by-line of
crosswords dating back at least into the 1930s, while also appearing in contemporary
crosswords. A little investigation suggests that Mr. Sheffer died in 1981, but that King
Syndicate owns the right to the 'By Eugene Sheffer' and still uses it today. I was not
able to locate a biography of Eugene Sheffer, and he does not even have an entry in Wikipedia.
Some forum posters question whether there ever was a 'real' Eugene Sheffer. Regardless,
one place his (or its') crossword puzzles were printed was in Boys' Life magazine,
published monthly by The Boy Scouts of America.
I created a few model aviation
themed crossword puzzles that were published in the AMA's Model Aviation back around
the year 2000.
A Scouting Crossword Puzzle
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Posted December 19, 2015