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Upon retiring from YMCA work, Robinson became the Honorary Director of the Boys' Work Course at Springfield College. Edgar Robinson was a pioneer in boys work with the YMCA and one of the founders of the Boy Scout Movement. In 1898, Robinson enrolled at the International YMCA Training School (now Springfield College) while also working as the first Boys’ Work Secretary of the YMCAs of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Upon graduation he was called to New York to become the first Boys’ Work Secretary for the International Committee of YMCAs. In 1921 Robinson was asked to become Boys’ Work Secretary of the World’s Alliance of YMCA in Geneva, Switzerland, a position he served in until his retirement in 1927. While serving as a faculty member at Springfield College, Robinson organized and implemented the Freshman Camp, a tradition that continues today, using ideas from the YMCA and Boy Scouts. He was also instrumental in the building of the Pueblo of the Seven Fires and Pukwana Lodge on the College's East Campus. Robinson died in 1951 at the age of 83.
Is on page 24 of the 1931 Massasoit