Learning experiences for young people were abundant in Schenectady during 1948. Cub Scouts studied the American flag, a troop of kids in Scotia collected newspapers for recycling. Youngsters in the Schenectady Boys’ Club signed up for craft classes and actors at the Brown School figured out how to escape a wicked witch.
Earl Griswold, left, presents an American flag to members of Schenectady Cub Scout Pack 35 during the early fall of 1948. Preparing to wave the red, white and blue are, from left, Charles Ganance, Joseph A. Stettner, James Bell, Cubmaster Herbert Dotterer, Bruce Reisner and Paul Gasner.
Cub Scouts from Schenectady’s Pack 35 at Woodlawn Elementary School stand and sit at attention with their friend Earl Griswold (far left), who presented the group with an American flag during the early fall of 1948.
A group of Scotia kids are bundled with papers during 1948. Paper drives of the day were a way to recycle — and earn a few extra dollars from paper salvage companies.
Members of the Schenectady Boys’ Club participated in a “Salute to Youth” month during the fall of 1948. Discussing the fall term of classes at the club are, seated from left, radio instructor Paul Bishop, Boys’ Club director Paul S. Young and art director George A. Welch. Standing from left are James Alvarez, John Matarazzo, program chairman Arthur D. Hilliard, Edmund Prescott and Michael Vasiliou.
Russell Stephenson as the wicked witch searches for Gretel, played by Katrina Rozendaal, and her brother Hansel, Teddy Green, in the 1948 presentation of "Hansel and Gretel" at the Brown School in Schenectady.