This poster by the Boy Scouts of America, printed in 1942 during World War II, exhorts boys to join a boy scout troop as "an opportunity for all boys to serve America." During the war all citizens were urged to take on additional duties and tasks to further the war effort, and this poster encourages boys to step up and do their part.
The Boy Scouts' most important contributions were distributing the thousands of informative and inspirational posters printed by the Office of War Information, as well as collecting materials needed for the war effort such as aluminum cans and waste paper.
The illustration on this poster is of a modern and very determined Statue of Liberty striding along with her torch in her right hand and a copy of the Bill of Rights in her left hand. Boys from a troop in East Newton Massachusetts are shown joining in and marching with her.
This poster was designed by Remington Schuyler (1884-1973), an American painter, illustrator and writer in the twentieth century. He was named after his mother's distant cousin Frederic Remington, the American painter and illustrator famous for his paintings and depictions of the American West. He did a lot of work for The Saturday Evening Post magazine.
Though too young to fight, the Boy Scouts helped out at home in the war effort, as memorialized by this poster which will appeal to every person who has been a part of that organization.