Kodak Boy Scout 1929-34
Beginning in the late 1920's, Kodak launched a strategy to appeal to special segments of the market and special interest groups. Several new models were produced in a variety of colors (see Kodak Vanity, Kodak Petite). The Boy Scout version of the Vest Pocket Model B camera was introduced in July 1929 according to Coe, and discontinued in 1934. It was covered in green leatherette and came with a matching leatherette case. This model was accompanied by another Boy Scout Brownie, a 120 box camera that was produced only in 1932.
This model was available only with the meniscus lens and basic rotary shutter. Although the VP Model B from which it was derived was available with the Autographic feature until 1932, the Boy Scout version was introduced with the features of the late non-Autographic VP Kodak variant.
The green colored bellows were made of a material that was not very durable and many of these cameras soon had their original bellows replaced with the standard black leatherette. This was a problem common to all Kodak colored bellows on Vanity and Petite models as well. The British version of the Boy Scout Kodak camera did not have the problem since they were produced with the more durable black bellows.