Celebrating 106 years of Boy Scouts of America

Today we celebrate Boy Scouts Day, the 106th anniversary celebration of this famed youth organization. Did you know that approximately 181 astronauts have been a part of the Boy Scouts of America program?

The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations, with more than 2.4 million youth members. Founded on February 8, 1910, the BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness. The founders are William D. Boyce, Ernest Thompson Seton and Daniel Carter Beard.

For over a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. Boy Scouts learn to use the ideals spelled out in the Scout Oath, the Scout Law, the Outdoor Code, the Scout motto (“Be prepared”), and the Scout slogan (“Do a good turn daily”). The Boy Scouts of America believes — and, through over a century of experience, knows — that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.

The BSA is divided into four regions: Western, Central, Southern and Northeast. Each region is then subdivided into areas. For more information about membership, sponsorship and other scouting sources, visit the BSA website http://www.scouting.org/.

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