Tammy Proctor Awarded the Inaugural Hillcourt Silver Medal for Outstanding Service to the History of Scouting

Tammy Proctor, distinguished professor of history at Utah State University, has been named the inaugural recipient of the Hillcourt Silver Medal from the Green Bar Bill Hillcourt Foundation. The new award was established this year to recognize outstanding service to the history of scouting at the national and international levels.

Dr. Proctor has been a professor of history with Utah State University for the past decade. During her tenure, she has served as head of the history department and interim head of the journalism and communication department. Currently, she serves as interim director of the Heravi Peace Institute. Prior to her present position, she served as a professor of history at Wittenberg University in Ohio for 15 years, holding numerous leadership roles such as chair of the history department, director of the university honors program, and co-director of the women’s studies program. Earlier in her career, she taught at Lakeland College in Wisconsin, Princeton University, and Rutgers University in New Jersey.

In addition to her many teaching and leadership positions, Dr. Proctor has published extensively on modern European and world history, as well as the history of Boy Scouting and Girl Guiding/Scouting. She has authored multiple books including An English Governess in the Great War: The Secret of Brussels Diary of Mary Throp (Oxford University Press, 2017), Scouting for Girls: A Century of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (Praeger, 2009), and Female Intelligence: Women and Espionage in the First World War (New York University Press, 2003).

Dr. Proctor is a graduate of the University of Missouri, where she received bachelor’s degrees in journalism and history. She holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. in history from Rutgers University.

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