In 1908, the year the Chicago Cubs won the World Series, the Boy Scouts of America didn't yet exist. The BSA was founded Feb. 8, 1910 — 482 days later.
Donn Fendler, who says his Scout training and faith in God helped him survive nine days lost in the woods of Maine at age 12, has died. He was 90.
In 1971, Kevin Dowling started Troop 918 in the Baltimore Area Council. In 2016, he watched current-day members of Troop 918 visit Philmont for a trek.
The Philmont Photo Archive now stretches back to 1966 — the year "The Sound of Music" won Best Picture and the AFL and NFL agreed to merge.
As troop "cheermaster," it was Jay Leno's job to tell jokes to keep spirits up. He knew it wasn't the most important job, but it was something he could do.
Turns out Casper, that friendliest of friendly ghosts, was pretty friendly to the Boy Scouts of America, too. He was a Boo Scout and Cub Scout recruiter.
Robert Garrett, who in 1896 became the first modern Olympic champion in discus and shot put, brought the new Boy Scouts of America to Baltimore in 1910.
In 1979, the Boy Scouts of America released a public service announcement featuring the classic Peanuts characters: Charlie Brown, Snoopy and more.
The Philmont Photo Archive now stretches back to the year the U.S. celebrated its Bicentennial and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer.
A diligent student, dedicated Boy Scout and model employee, Neil Armstrong still made time for fun — as told in the March-April 1970 issue of Scouting.