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Happy 109th Birthday, BSA!

Friday, February 8, is the 109th birthday of the Boy Scouts of America.

Remembering the “Unknown Scout”

The story of the “Unknown Scout” remains a significant part of honoring BSA’s rich history.

As the story goes, American businessman William Boyce lost his way while walking the foggy streets of London in 1909 when a boy offered to guide him to his destination. Boyce wanted to pay him for his good deed, but the boy politely refused. The boy explained that he was a Scout and that they do not accept money for doing good turns.

Eager to learn more, Mr. Boyce met with Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scout movement in Great Britain. Boyce knew that boys in America would like the idea too, so he brought Scouting to the United States.

William D. Boyce on February. 8, 1910, incorporated the Boy Scouts of America and applied for a congressional charter under the laws of the District of Columbia, and every year we commemorate the special day.

See Bryan on Scouting for interesting facts from 1910

Blue and Gold Banquet 2019 (St. Joseph Parish Hall

Dinner and Ceremony
SATURDAY, February 23rd, 2019
THEME: Fiesta!

109th Anniversary of Scouting Dinner
Arrow of Light Ceremony
WEBELOS Bridging to Boy Scouts
Schedule tbd 6:00 pm
St. Joseph Parish Hall
1162 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603

February is the anniversary month of the Boy Scouts of America. The Boy Scouts began in 1910 and Cub Scouting began in 1930. The BLUE AND GOLD BANQUET gets its name from the Cub Scout colors. Learn more here (leaving Pack 6 website) 

The Arrow of Light Award is The highest achievement in Cub Scouting. The Arrow of Light Award is one of the only Cub Scout badges that can be worn on the Boy Scout uniform when a Cub Scout bridges into a troop.

Bridging to Boy Scouts is a ceremony for 2nd year WEBELOS Scouts going into a Boy Scout Troop. Each WEBELOS Scout walks over a bridge symbolizing his “bridging from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts.”