Boy Scout Day

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When Celebrated

Always on February 8th


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About the Holiday

Boy Scout Day marks the anniversary of The Boy Scouts of America which was incorporated on this day in 1910 in the District of Columbia by William Dickson Boyce, a Chicago publisher. Boy Scouts was originally founded by Lord Baden-Powell in the early 1900s in Great Britain. The Scout Oath and Scout Law may be seen at

Interesting info about the Boy Scouts:

  • First Eagle Scout, Arthur R. Eldred 1912
  • Registration of Scouts began, 25¢ annual fee 1913 (as of 2014 it's $24)
  • Order of the Arrow began 1915
  • Cub Scout program began 1930
  • First Pinewood Derby® held 1953
  • Webelos program added to Cub Scouting 1954

Gift Guidelines

  • Personalized Boy Scout ornament
  • Camping or hiking gear
  • Swiss Army Knife
  • Compass
  • Flashlight or Headlamp

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