When he was 12 years old, John F. Kennedy asked for a raise. The year was 1929, and Kennedy was a new member of Troop 2 in Bronxville, N.Y. Now that he had reached Scout
At Boy Scout camps in the year 2000, milk doesn’t spoil, knots are rarely used and backpacks have been replaced by rockets that deliver camping gear in “near-zero
Summer camp season may be over (sadly), but we can still have a little fun looking back. And I mean way, way back — to 1930 and summer camp in the Kansas City Council.
As any sports fan will tell you, numbers don’t always tell the whole story. Earlier this month, I shared the final attendance figures from the 2013 National Scout
A close-up of the nearly 100-year-old flag. On a Saturday in 1913 on the island of Oahu, Queen Lili‘uokalani drove past a group of boys doing Scouting drills. Intrigued,
With more than 100 years of history, it’s no surprise that Scouting has seen its fair share of innovation and change. And collecting historic artifacts — uniforms,
If you think 30 boys getting the Eagle Scout Award at once is impressive today, just imagine that feat happening 51 years ago. In 1960, the accomplishment was so amazing, in
You know the Scout Law, but you’ve never seen it like this. The 1913 Scout Law postcards seen above are a real treat. The cards, originally produced by The Henry
Whether it's tucked away in the attic or proudly displayed on your mantel, everyone who was in the Boy Scouts of America has a favorite piece of Scouting memorabilia.
When you think of the people most influential to Scouting's history in the United States, names like W.D. Boyce, James West, and, of course, Lord Baden-Powell come to