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V-MAIL SCOUT pinback button - what was it used for?

Started by Der Finn , Nov 08 2017 06:45 AM

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#1 Der Finn

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 06:45 AM

A friend just gave me this 1 1/2" diameter pinback button for my collection of WW2 pinbacks; I've never seen one before. Have Googled and tried to research it without any luck. Can any member tell me what it was used for?  Thanks in advance, Tom!

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#2 Der Finn

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 06:46 AM

Reverse of V-MAIL SCOUT button - 

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 06:52 AM

For Boy Scouts who volunteered to deliver V-Mail? Just a guess. 



#4 McDermut99

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 07:36 AM

For Boy Scouts who volunteered to deliver V-Mail? Just a guess. 

 

I agree, probably Boy Scout.



#5 Eric Queen

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 07:42 AM

Or maybe Scouts who sent V-Mail to GI's during the war?



#6 Der Finn

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 06:12 PM

Thanks, guys! I'm checking with an advanced Boy Scout collector to see what he knows about it. Will let you know when/if I hear anything.



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Posted 09 November 2017 - 11:37 AM

Or maybe Scouts who sent V-Mail to GI's during the war?


I think Eric wins the cigar!

"On the table were shown details of the "V-Mail Scout Plan such as the V-Mail letter, the report card, the Certificate which boys receive for writing a letter, the badge which they receive for writing more than once, photos, posters and letters from service men. The exhibit attracted a great deal of attention and will doubtless lead to other Councils following the lead of Norumbega Council in getting Scouts to write to some overseas boy each month by V-Mail."

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#8 Der Finn

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 03:16 PM

Wow! Thank you, Mr. BEAST!



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Posted 11 November 2017 - 12:54 PM

Very Cool!




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