Monday, February 8, 2010

Boy Scouts of America Celebrates 100 Years

Founded on February 8, 1910, The Boy Scouts of America was founded by William Boyce along with a group of his business friends.

Lost on a street in London England, Boyce was aided by the help of a young man that would not take payment for his help. The young boy told Boyce that he was a Scout and would not take anything for helping. Impressed with the Scout's attitude, Mr. Boyce arranged a meeting with the founder of Boy Scouts in Great Britain. After learning the basics of the scouting program Mr. Boyce and his group of business friends brought scouting to America.

The Boy Scouts Of America's membership today exceeds 4.5 million youth and adults. Since the founding of the organization in 1910 more that 110 million young people have been involved in Scouting.

The Scout Motto: Be Prepared

The Scout Slogan: Do a Good Turn Daily

The Scout Oath: On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times: to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.


Note: The Boy Scout Oath and Law have remained unchanged since they were first developed in 1910.



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