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Stanley Austin Harris, Sr
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Birth: Oct. 31, 1882
Trade
Johnson County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Aug. 13, 1976
Guilford County
North Carolina, USA

Early Boy Scout Leader. Head of Inter-racial Division of the Boy Scouts of America. Founded the first African-American Boy Scout Troop, as well as the first Native-American Scout Troop. As an avid outdoors man he heard of the founding of the Boy Scouts in England. He wrote Sir Robert Badin-Powell requesting a charter. This was two years before the formation of the Boy Scouts of America. He began the first Boy Scout Troop in America in Frankfort, Kentucky. He later was appointed the head of the International Division of the Boy Scouts to reach out to African-American boys. He was the first Caucasian to receive an honorary Doctorate from the Tuskeegee Institue. In 1947, Harris retired from the Scouts and returned to Boone, North Carolina where he worked with local Scout efforts. He remained active in community events and served as treasurer for the outdoor drama Horn in the West, and as secretary of the Boone Chamber of Commerce for 15 years. Harris died in 1976 and is buried near his former home in Boone. Bio by Robert C. Peurifoy

 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary Martin Swift Harris (1887 - 1983)
 
 Children:
  Stanley Austin Harris (1920 - 1996)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mountlawn Memorial Park and Gardens
Boone
Watauga County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Robert C. Peurifoy
Record added: Feb 10, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65457355
Stanley Austin Harris, Sr
Added by: Robert C. Peurifoy
 
Stanley Austin Harris, Sr
Added by: Robert C. Peurifoy
 
Stanley Austin Harris, Sr
Added by: Robert C. Peurifoy
 
 
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- B24CoPilotNiece
 Added: Jul. 10, 2013
This was my Grandma's uncle I remember her talking so fondly of him. I would loved to have met him, and I know that he thought a great deal of her!
- MommyQ14
 Added: Aug. 10, 2012
On my honor, I will do my best to God and my Country.
-Anonymous
 Added: Feb. 11, 2011
 
 
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