Boy Scouts History

January 24, 1908, the Boy Scouts movement began in England because of the publication of Scouting for Boys. The name Baden-Powell was already well known to many English boys, and thousands of them bought the handbook . By the end of April,many Boy Scout troops had sprung up across Britain. From the Scouting for Boys, Baden-Powell created a central Boy Scouts office, which allow regular boys to become Scouts and designed a uniform.

By the end of 1908, there were 60,000 Boy Scouts, and troops began springing up in British Commonwealth countries across the globe. In September 1909, the first national Boy Scout meeting was held. Ten thousand Scouts showed up, which also had a surprise visit of girls in uniforms that were called Girl Scouts. In 1910, Baden-Powell organized the Girl Guides as a separate organization.

The American version of the Boy Scouts has it origins in an event that occurred in London in 1909.

Chicago publisher William Boyce was lost in the fog when a Boy Scout came to his aid. After guiding Boyce to his destination, the boy refused a tip, explaining that as a Boy Scout he would not accept payment for doing a good deed. This anonymous gesture inspired Boyce to organize several regional U.S. youth organizations, specifically the Woodcraft Indians and the Sons of Daniel Boone, into the Boy Scouts of America. Incorporated on February 8, 1910, the movement soon spread throughout the country.”

In 1912, Juliette Gordon Low founded the Girl Scouts of America in Savannah, Georgia.

I am a proud Boy Scout and on my way to my Eagle Scout and wanted to share a little history on how this program became and started. Maybe someone in your family is Scout. If so, tell us down below. Thank you for reading this article and have a wonderful day.Link for information here.

 

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