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Saturday, February 8, 2014

Boy Scout Day

Boy Scout Day
      Today,  February 8th is the  birthday of scouting in America. February 8, 1910, Chicago publisher William Dickson Boyce filed papers in the District of Columbia to create the Boy Scouts of America Scout Sunday has traditionally been celebrated near the 8th of February.  My brothers, sons and nephews have all been very active in scouts. Scouts offer programs of life skills and values for millions of boys. We have had Eagle Scouts in our area to do great things such as wetland areas and other great projects.      

Interesting Scouting Facts:
In 2004, there were 3,145,331 Boys in the scouting program, and 1,173,064 scout leaders. Source: BSA website. British Lord Robert Baden-Powell founded the Boy Scouts in Brittain. In 1907, he published the first scouting manual, titled Scouting for Boys. Lord Robert Baden-Powell  was born on February 22, 1857. Lady Olave Baden-Powell, founded Girl Guides. The wife of Lord Baden-Powell, she was also born on February 22 (1889). The Boy Scout motto is "Do a good turn daily." Where was Lord Baden-Powell buried? It comes a surprise to most, to learn that Lord Baden-Powell, and his wife are buried in Nyeri, Kenya, about three hours from Nairobi.

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