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William Hillcourt (August 6, 1900 – November 9, 1992), known within the Scouting movement as "Green Bar Bill", was an influential leader in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) organization from 1927 to 1992. Hillcourt was a prolific writer and teacher in the areas of woodcraft, troop and patrol structure, and training; his written ...


Nov 14, 1992 ... William Hillcourt, the principal author of the "Official Boy Scout Handbook" who was known to scouts worldwide as "Green Bar Bill," died Monday in Stockholm. He was 92 years old. Terry Howerton, a friend who was working as a co-author on Mr. Hillcourt's autobiography, reported his death on Wednesday.


The campfire yarn of that great storyteller, Bill Hillcourt, begins in the town of Aarhus, Denmark, August 6, 1900. He was christened Vilhelm Bjerregaard Jensen. The besieged Col. Baden-Powell, who would be such an important figure in Bill's young life, had been relieved in Mafeking less than three months earlier.


IN THE BEGINNING.... William "Green Bar Bill" Hillcourt was born Vilhelm Bjerregaard Jenson in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1900. His introduction Boy Scouting came in January 1911, at the age of 11, after his parents gave him B-P's newly translated Scouting For Boys as a Christmas gift. Bill went on to become the Danish ...


Boy Scout Handbook, 6th Edition [William Hillcourt] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The sixth edition, fifth printing, March 1963, one of 525, 00 issued that baby boom year.


Norman Rockwell's World of Scouting [William Hillcourt, Norman Rockwell] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Rockwell's sixty-year association with the Boy Scouts of America is revealed in paintings and drawings of jamborees.


Jun 30, 2009 ... This is a stub... Please help improve this article or section by expanding it. Further information might be found on the talk page. William "Green Bar Bill" Hillcourt (L) and Lord Robert Baden-Powell (R), at Hillcourt Cottage, Schiff Scout Reservation , on July 15, 1935. Links. William Hillcourt's Wikipedia Entry.


Jul 27, 2016 ... The Green Bar Bill Hillcourt Foundation and the Order of the Arrow will grant a limited number of scholarships to assist youth Arrowmen committed to serving the OA and Scouting as members of the Operation Arrow staff.


William "Green Bar Bill" Hillcourt. 427 likes. William Hillcourt and wrote the Official Boy Scout Handbook. Green Bar Bill passed away in 1992. This is...