In this letter, Fred informs William Schick that he is honored to be his Eagle Scout sponsor and looks forward to talking with him about his future. Honored at a dinner at the William Penn Hotel, each Eagle Scout attended with an individual sponsor from the community. Scout leaders matched scouts and sponsors based on shared interests. Due to Schick’s passion for music, troop leaders assigned Rogers as his sponsor.


  • Title: William Schick Eagle Scout letters
  • Creator: Fred Rogers
  • Date Created: April 15,1954
  • Location: Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Subject Keywords: Mister Rogers
  • Type: Artifact, Artifact
  • Original Source: Detre Library & Archives at the Heinz History Center, Detre Library & Archives at the Heinz History Center
  • Object ID: 2017.0001
  • Exhibit or Collection: Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  • Donation Information: Gift of Virginia Schick, Gift of Virginia Schick
  • Collection Information: William Schick, Jr. Papers, 2017.0001, William Schick, Jr. Papers, 2017.0001

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