BLUE AND GOLD
Blue and Gold Banquet is the celebration of Birthday of BSA on February 8, 1910.
We Celebrate our Pack's Blue and Gold event for the Birthday of the Pack, scouting and to celebrate our Arrow of Light Scouts achievements.
How the Scouting Movement started in America?
The founder of Scouting in the United States, William D. Boyce was visiting London and asked for directions from a local Scout. After the Scout refused a tip, Boyce was impressed and looked into starting the organization in the US.
On February 8, 1910 the United States Congress granted a charter to Boy Scouts of America. That was 113 years ago.
After a series of meetings in early 1910, the Woodcraft Indians led by Ernest Thompson Seton, the Boy Scouts of the United States, and the National Scouts of America were absorbed into the BSA. By autumn 1910, BSA had 2,500 leader applications from 44 states and 150,900 youth inquiries. To put that in perspective, in 1970, BSA had a peak enrollment of 4.7 million youth. There are about 1 million youth today.
“Nobody is too small to do a good turn. Even if it is only to smile.” -Robert Baden Powell