Boy Scouts of America Anniversary (Boy Scout Day)

Boy Scouts of America Anniversary – A day that is celebrated the anniversary of the founding of the Boy Scouts by Robert Baden-Powell. Did you know there was another guy who incorporated in the United States?

Boy Scouts of America Anniversary (Boy Scout Day)

Baden Powell founded the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) in 1910. Did you know that President Taft became the first honorary president of the BSA and Theodore Roosevelt first honorary vice-president. It actually began in 1908, but truly got it’s start in 1910 and that is when the founding year is listed as.

Robert Baden Powell - Boy Scout of American Anniversary (Boy Scout Day)

I am not sure when they first started to celebrate Boy Scout Day, the anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America.

Incorporated by W.D. Boyce

Here is one that I didn’t know when I went to find more info for this blog post. I am actually surprised that I didn’t blog about Boy Scout Day sooner. Did you know W.D. Boyce is the one who incorporated the Boy Scouts of America? While W.D. Boyce was in London, England, in 1909, he came across an unknown Scout. That unknown scout helped W.D. Boyce who got lost. Boyce offered to pay that young man, but he refused saying it was a good deed done. He told Boyce that he was a Boy Scout and doing his daily good turn. That led Boyce to incorporate the Boy Scouts of American in 1910.

You might year to the Anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America as National Boy Scout Day. This is held annually February 8th.

2010 marked the 100th Anniversary! 2035, will mark the 125 Anniversary! Boy Scouts of American was originally called Scouting for Boys. Not to mention, February is Boy Scout Month.

Key Dates

  • Boy Scouts of America incorporated  1910
  • First Boy Scout Handbook published  1911
  • Boys’ Life premiered  1911
  • First Eagle Scout, Arthur R. Eldred  1912
  • Scouting magazine premiered  1913
  • Registration of Scouts began, 25¢ annual fee  1913
  • Order of the Arrow began  1915
  • Federal charter granted by Congress  1916
  • First season at what would become Northern Tier High Adventure Base  1923
  • Boy Scout membership tops 1 million  1925
  • Cub Scout program began  1930
  • Philmont donated to the BSA  1938
  • First BSA Wood Badge course taught  1948
  • First Pinewood Derby® held  1953
  • Webelos program added to Cub Scouting  1954
  • Exploring program began  1959
  • Florida National High Adventure Sea Base officially opened  1980
  • Tiger Cubs program added to Cub Scouting  1982
  • 1 millionth Eagle Scout, Alexander M. Holsinger  1982
  • Learning for Life program began  1991
  • Venturing program began  1998
  • 100 millionth member registered  2000
  • 2 millionth Eagle Scout, Anthony Thomas  2009

Key Dates per

I am just sad to see the way the Boy Scouts has been changing over the years.

Previously Published. Last updated or republished February 4, 2021.

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