W.B. Davis was reported as being the "founder of the colored scout movement" in Chattanooga. He was chairman of the segregated scout district since beginning in 1926 and in 1932 was the first African-American in the Council to receive the Silver Beaver award. The newspaper reported at the time that Dr. Davis was the third African-American Silver Beaver recipient in the entire country, and the first in the south.
1934-04-04 - WB Davis Gets Scout Award
1939-07-02 - Help Boy Scouts Off to Camp
1940-07-14 - WB Davis Seeks Camp Funds