Historic moments of BSA every Scout should know
Historic moments of Boy Scouts of America every Scout should know
Feb 8, 1910 – Boy Scouts of America was incorporated.
1912 – First Eagle Scout was Arthur Rose Eldred of Troop 1, Rockville Center, NY.
July 1937 – First National Jamboree held in Washington D.C. officated by President Franklin Roosevelt and attended by 27,000 Scouts.
1939 – Waite Phillips donated 36,000 areas of his land in north New Mexico to BSA for Scout Camp reserves. By 1941 a total of 127,000 areas of land were donated and was then renamed to Philmont Scout Ranch.
1953 – The first Pinewood Derby was held for Cub Scouts in Matthatten Beach, California.
July 20, 1969 – Commander Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon, Neil was an Eagle Scout and thus “The Eagle has landed”, may very well referring to himself.
Between 1969 and 2006 – Of the 12 astronauts that physically walked on the moon’s surface, 11 were involved in Scouting.
Jan 1974 – Eagle scout Gerald Ford because the 38th President of United States of America.
1988 – Scouting for Food goes national and became an annual event. The program was pioneered by Greater St. Louis Area Council in 1985 as a Scout Slogan of ‘Do a Good Turn daily” implementation.
1981 to 2010 – National Jamborees were held every 4 years at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia before moving permanently to Beckley, West Virginia.
July 2013 – Submit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve hosted the Centennial Anniversary of BSA, and is the permanent home for National Scout Jamboree.
Oct 2018 – BSA welcome girls into Scouting programs. Cub Scouting is available to girls ages 11 to 17, providing an opportunity to experience the values-based, life-changing worthy moments to earn merit badges leading to the highest honor, the rank of Eagle Scout.