Book Eight of the twelve-book series by this author, continues the six-part adventure with the older scouts of the Beaver Patrol of the First Chicago Troop as they travel to the Everglades in Florida, encountering vandals, kidnappers, and ruffians along the way.
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The first of the Boy Scout fiction books began to appear in 1911, less than a year after the founding of the Boy Scouts of America in 1910 – showing how rapidly the BSA began to capture the minds of young American boys, and how quickly it came to be an influential presence in American society. The story you are about to enjoy was written a mere two years later (1913), but was already part of the fourth or fifth series of this type to come off the presses. There would eventually be many hundreds of Boy Scout fiction books, organized into scores of series – but this one is among the earliest.
Boy Scouts in the Everglades is the eighth volume of a twelve-book series by Maj. Archibald Lee Fletcher, whose biography appears in the Foreword.
Boy Scouts in the Everglades continues the new story line for the series that began with the seventh volume, Boy Scouts on Old Superior (also available from Big Rock Publishing). Starting in the previous book, Fletcher left behind the by-now familiar characters and exploits of the boys of the Beverly, Indiana, Beaver Patrol, and turned to their compatriots in the Beaver Patrol of Chicago. These street-wise sixteen-year-old’s, now unencumbered by jobs and responsibilities, and flush with the reward money they earned by breaking up the gang of smugglers on Old Superior, find themselves sent on another mission by their benefactor, the successful Chicago attorney, Mr. Horton.
This time, the trail takes them deep into the Florida Everglades, on a mission to find the missing son of a prominent Chicago banker. Along the way, the encounter thieves, pirates, wreckers, a Seminole man, and a cadre of other scouts, all apparently looking for the same boy.