FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb. 1, 2010
Dallas Public Library exhibit celebrates 100 Years of Scouting;
“To Do My Best” looks at how the program has shaped Dallas youth
DALLAS, TX – What do a former Dallas Mayor, a two-term Texas Governor, and an Associate
Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court have in common? They were all Eagle Scouts in Dallas. Mayor
Robert Folsom, Gov. W.P. "Bill” Clements and Justice Tom C. Clark all achieved this high honor
early in life.
“To Do My Best,” examines early Scouting in Dallas from 1910 through today; from the City’s first
troop and the beginning of Camp Wisdom to the 50-year career of Scoutmaster T.A. Hord. The
exhibit includes different elements of the Scouting program, including outdoor activities and
community service and looks at how the program has shaped the lives of Dallas youth for the past
"To Do My Best" is located in the Dallas Central Library’s seventh floor O’Hara Exhibit Hall and
Texas/Dallas History & Archives reading room through March 31. Materials for the exhibit, curated
by Bob Reitz, are from the Harbin Boy Scout Museum at Camp Wisdom.
For information on the many free programs and services available at the Dallas Public Library, visit:
www.dallaslibrary.org. The Dallas Public Library operates the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library,
1515 Young St., 25 branch locations, Bookmarks in NorthPark Center and two Bookmobiles. A
library card is free for any Dallas resident.