The Boy Scout movement is an educational movement that began in England in 1908. According to the official Scout website, the purpose of the movement is to promote unity and the understanding of Scouting's purpose and principles.Continue Reading
Robert Baden-Powell published "Scouting for Boys" on Jan. 24, 1908. This is considered the beginning of the Boy Scout movement, but it actually occurred after the first Boy Scout meeting. Baden-Powell had initially written military field manuals for British soldiers, but the manuals eventually became popular with young boys.
On Jan. 25, 1907, Baden-Powell and several instructors took a group of boys camping and taught them about observation, deduction, boating, woodcraft, chivalry and other topics. With the success of this first outing and "Scouting for Boys," Baden-Powell founded and set up the official Boy Scouts office. After a year, over 60,000 Boy Scouts were registered in British Commonwealth countries. The movement then spread to the United States in 1909 after William Boyce of Chicago received assistance from a Scout and was inspired to found the Boy Scouts of America.
The Scout Promise states that a Scout has three main duties: duty to God, duty to others and duty to self. These duties are intended to contribute to building a better world.Learn more about Outdoor Adventure
As of 2015, common Boy Scout merit badges include "First Aid," "Swimming" and "Camping," while common Girl Scout badges include "Cookies and Dough," "Creative Cooking" and "Camping." These badges have all been consistently popular for at least a decade; however, the list of Boy Scout and Girl Scout badges has changed over time. The Boy Scouts added kayaking in 2012, while the Girl Scouts added several "21st-century skills" badges, including a science and technology badge.Full Answer >
To become a Boy Scoot, find a Scout troop near your home, and submit a completed Boy Scout application and a health history signed by the parent or guardian. You must be at least 11 years old and have completed the fifth grade, or you must be at least 10 years old and no older than 18 years old and have achieved the Cub Scout Arrow of Light, as of 2015.Full Answer >
Many websites sell old Boy Scout knives, including the auction website eBay.com, individual seller website Etsy.com, and specialized websites such as Jaysknives.com. Local antique collectible shops and flea market sellers may also sell Boy Scout knives.Full Answer >
A Boy Scout patrol flag serves as a unique representation of a Scout Patrol, and every single scout of the patrol should have a hand in making the patrol flag. As explained by Scouting Rediscovered, this group activity establishes the principle idea that every individual scout is necessary in making the patrol a good one. Working together, the scout patrol should draft a flag design and craft it from raw materials.Full Answer >