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Robert Baden-Powell

Robert Baden-Powell. 1907. Scouting is born. 1910. Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is born. William D. Boyce. Daniel Carter Beard. Ernest Thompson Seton. 1912. Scouts enrolled in all 48 states. First Eagle Scout – Arthur Eldred. First Issue of Boys’ Life.

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Robert Baden-Powell

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  1. Robert Baden-Powell

  2. 1907 Scouting is born

  3. 1910 Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is born William D. Boyce Daniel Carter Beard Ernest Thompson Seton

  4. 1912 Scouts enrolled in all 48 states First Eagle Scout – Arthur Eldred First Issue of Boys’ Life

  5. 1916 – “Wolf Cubbing” becomes part of British Scouting 1915 - Order of the Arrow is Founded Woodrow Wilson declares the first National Boy Scout Week

  6. 1920 – First World Jamboree is held in England 1928 – Sea Scout Paul A. Siple Accompanies Commander Byrd to the Antartic

  7. 1930 – Cub Scouts program is launched in America 1937 – First National Jamboree in Washington

  8. 1940 – Royalties from “God Bless America” finance Urban Scouting 1941 – Robert Baden Powell dies 1943 – First Blue & Gold Banquet 1941 – Waite Phillips donates land for Philmont Scout Ranch 1949 – Over one million registered Cub Scouts

  9. 1955 – 1st Official Pinewood Derby 1956 – Boys’ Life circulation passes 1 million & is among the top 17 American magazines 1950 - The first Boy Scouts stamp is issued by the U.S. Post Office Dept.

  10. 1965 • Cub Scouts > 3 million boys • 500,000th Eagle Scout • 40th million Scout registered 1964 – The National Summertime Award is created to encourage year round Cub Scouting

  11. 1978 - Public Service advertising campaign featuring Gerald Ford 1978 - Five ranks are established for Cub Scouting: Bobcat, Wolf, Bear, Webelos, and Arrow of Light 1970 – Project SOAR (Save Our American Resources) is launched

  12. 1986 – BSA is touched by the Challenger disaster as two crew members were active in Scouting as youths – Lt. Col. Ellison S. Onizuka (Eagle Scout) and Dr. Ronald E. McNair (Star rank) • 1980 • BSA’s 70th anniversary • Cub Scouting 50th • 30 millionth Cub Scout 1982 – Tiger Cub program field tested and implemented

  13. 1992 – Bilingual publication of Scouting literature is increased to serve Spanish-speaking parents and leaders 1990 – Pope John Paul II is presented with the BSA’s Distinguished Citizen of the World Commendation 1991 – BSA funds training leaders in the former Soviet Union and the writing of the Russian Scout handbook

  14. 2007 – Boys’ Life wins Best Youth Periodical of the Year 2005 – 75th Anniversary of Scouting 2007 – 100th Anniversary of Scouting. 21st World Jamboree held in England 2004 – Official Tiger Cub Uniform changed to blue shirt with orange neckerchief

  15. 100 millionth youth registered in Scouting; Membership exceeds 25 million 2008 – Our Blue and Gold Banquet Good Turn for America launched 2010 – BSA’s 100th Anniversary

  16. “The spirit is there in every boy; it has to be discovered and brought to light.” - Lord Baden Powell

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