Liberty Bell Bird Club
Sponsor: The Farm Journal Magazine, Philadelphia, PA
Founder: Charles Pennypacker Shoffner
Launch Date: January 1, 1913
Although not specifically a club for just boys and girls, membership was encouraged among youngsters. but open to all. Founded by Charles Pennypacker Shoffner (1870-1946) and sponsored by the Farm Journal magazine, the Liberty Bell Bird Club was launched on January 1, 1913.
Unlike the National Audubon Society, the Liberty Bell Bird Club focus remained strictly on protecting useful birds through education.
Motto: Protect Our Feathered Friends
Pledge: I desire to become a member of The Liberty Bell Bird Club, and promise to study and protect all song and insectivorous birds, and do what I can for the Club
The first pin was free to all who signed the pledge, replacement pins were 3 cents each. Later years membership was 25 cents, but included pamphlets.