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Boy Scouts to Collect Paper Here May 28

Copyright The Wyoming Eagle, May 16, 1950, p. 1

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An intensive drive for old paper, conducted by Cheyenne Boy Scouts, will be held in Cheyenne Sunday, May 28, and local residents are urged now to start saving contributions.

Julian Carpender, chairman of the project, said funds from the sale of the waste paper will be used for the benefit of all Scout troops in that it will be used to start an educational fund. First purchase from the fund will be motion picture equipment so that films on scouting and other educational subjects may be shown.

The drive will be conducted Sunday afternoon between 2 and 5 o'clock and residents are urged to tie old newspapers, magazines and other paper goods in bundles and have them on curbings by 2 o'clock.

Various Cheyenne business firms are donating trucks and drivers to aid in the campaign and a rapid, systematic and comprehensive pickup is being planned by the Scouts.

A similar old paper drive, conducted here recently, was not successful because of inclement weather.


Scout Paper Drive Set Sunday

Copyright The Wyoming Eagle, May 23, 1950, p. 35

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Cheyenne residents are asked to start saving their old newspapers, magazines and other waste paper for the Boy Scouts' scrap paper drive set for Sunday, May 28.

Scouts will canvas the city between the hours of 2 and 5 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Residents should have their bundles tied and on the curbing at 2.

Proceeds from the sale of the paper will be used to establish an education fund for Cheyenne Scouts. Motion picture equipment will be the first item purchased and will be used in showing films on scouting activities.

Cheyenne business firms are donating trucks and drivers to aid in the campaign.


Scout Paper Drive Sunday

Copyright The Wyoming Eagle, May 26, 1950, p. 1

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Residents of Cheyenne are once more reminded that Sunday afternoon will see a full-scale waste paper collection campaign in the city by members of the local Boy Scout troops.

Those with waste paper donations--including newspapers, magazines and all other paper products--are urged to have them tied in bundles and on curbings by 2 o'clock Sunday for collection.

Various Cheyenne firms are donating trucks and drivers and several hundred Boy Scouts are expected to participate.

Proceeds from the waste paper sale will be used to purchase motion picture equipment for educational and recreational use by all Boy Scouts.


Scout Drive Nets 99,840 Pounds of Waste Paper

Copyright The Wyoming Eagle, June 2, 1950, p. 1

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Cheyenne Boy Scout troops collected 99,840 pounds of waste paper in their city wide drive Sunday.

Proceeds from the sale will be used to start an educational fund for Cheyenne Scouts. Motion picture equipment will be the first item purchased from the fund and will be used in taking and showing films on scouting activities.

Drive Chairman Julian Carpender yesterday expressed his appreciation to the many Cheyenne business firms that loaned trucks and drivers to aid in the collection of the paper and to Cheyenne Newspapers, Inc., for publicizing the event.