BSA's Birthday (1910)

Monday, February 8, 2021 All Day
Recurs each February 8 until 5/31/2030.
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Offical papers establishing the Boy Scouts of America were signed on February 8, 1910 – the date now celebrated as the birthday of the BSA.

While walking the “foggy” streets of London in 1909, American businessman William Boyce got lost. A young boy offered to help him find his way. Boyce wanted to compensate him, but the boy declined. He explained that he was a Scout and it was his duty to help and Scouts never take money for doing good turns. Interested, William Boyce met with British Boy Scout founder Robert Baden-Powell. Boyce knew that boys back home in America could benefit from a program like the Boy Scouts. Offical papers establishing the Boy Scouts of America were signed on February 8, 1910 – the date now celebrated as the birthday of the BSA.

https://www.shac.org/bsas-birthday-1910-2021-02-08