National Boy Scout Day:
Celebrated on February 8th, every year. The day is observed to commemorate all the boys across the country for their good deeds and moral ethics.
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Why National Boy Scout Day?
The National Boy scouts Day is observed to commemorate all the boys across the country for their good deeds and moral ethics. The day is also to encourage all the parents to enrol their children as a part of this movement. Boy scouts are acclaimed for rendering their service and honored with several awards like Eagle Scout Awards, Honor Medal, William T.Hornday Award, Honor Medal with crossed palms, Distinguished Eagle Scout Award, National Certificate for Merit, Silver Buffalo Award, Heroism Award and Medal of Merit. Merit badges are being awarded on the grounds of First Aid, Cooking, Citizenship in the community, Swimming and Camping.
How we can Celebrate National Boy Scout Day:
Use this hashtag #BoyscoutsDay and share your experiences with boy scouts, if any. Let us honor all our boys on this day. Programs have been organized to award and encourage the boys, mark your presence and wish our future generation. Consider enrolling your children to this movement since huge number of our respected dignitaries were all been a part of this movement. There is a day being observed for Girl scouts also.
Interesting Facts About National Boy Scout Day:
There are several scouting programs ventured and it helps to build the fundamental good characters right from the childhood to adulthood.
The boys are segregated based on their ages. The main categories of programs are, Cub scouting (Kindergarten _5th grade) ,Boy scouting (11 -18 years old) ,Sea scouting (14 to 21 years old) ,Exploring (10 to 20 years old) ,Venturing (14 to 21 years old) and the other programs are Order of the Arrow (for experienced), Lone Scouting, STEM Scouts, etc.
The president of the country will be served as the president of the Organization with former presidents acting as vice presidents (of the organization).A committee called “BSA National Executive Board” acts as a regulatory body in governing the organization.
History of National Boy Scout Day:
On a day, William Dickson Boyce, an American newspaperman lost his path in London. Fortunately, after getting guidance from a boy scout, he reached his destination finally. When William offered money in return, he refused to accept, stating that it is his duty. William got highly impressed by the boy’s word and determined to establish the entire youth wings into one organization and filed a letter for seeking incorporation on February 8, 1910. Right after the incorporation, every February 8 is observed to recognize the good deeds of Boy scouts and to commemorate the initiatives taken by William Dickson Boyce and other founders Charles Alexander Eastman, Daniel Carter Beard and Ernest Thompson Seton to establish Boy scouts of America (BSA), a non-profit organization funded by donations.
Several scout organizations were incorporated as Boy scouts of America by the year 1910.Right after, Boys scouts of America has become one of the largest moral development centric organization. Several magazines featuring boy scouts also premiered in the subsequent years. The membership of Boy scouts of America estimated to be around one million by the year 1925.It encompasses more than 2.4 million youth and 1 million adult members. So far, it trained more than 110 million Americans since its establishment. The branches of Boy scouts of America is located in Japan and European with headquarters in Texas.