Boy Scouts began in 1908 by General Robert Baden-Powell in the United Kingdom. After William D. Boyce visited the United Kingdom and was helped on the London streets by a Scout, he founded the Boy Scouts of America on 8 February, 1910. Since then, Boy Scouts has spread throughout the country and to nations all over the world.
There are six ranks in the Boy Scouts of America: Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, Life, and Eagle.
Scouts are able to earn merit badges at camp or by themselves. Currently, over 130 merit badges can be earned.
Boy Scout Oath:
On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.
Boy Scout Law:
A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly,
courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty,
brave, clean, and reverent.
As an American, I will do my best to -
Be clean in my outdoor manners.
Be careful with fire.
Be considerate in the outdoors.
Be conservation minded.