5 Fun Facts About the Boy Scouts of America


Looking for some interesting Boy Scouts of America facts? The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) was founded in 1910 and is one of the largest Scouting organizations in the world. It’s also one of the largest youth organizations on Earth. Here are some more interesting facts about the Boy Scouts of America!

5 Boy Scouts Facts

    1. Robert Baden-Powell founded the modern Scouting movement in England. (source) A boy, now known as the Unknown Scout, led American publisher William D. Boyce to the office of Baden-Powell in 1909, who is considered to be the founder of Scouting. Boyce then carried Scouting literature back to the United States and ended up incorporating the Boy Scouts of America.
    1. The Cub Scouts get their name from The Jungle Book. (source) Baden-Powell was friends with Rudyard Kipling, the author of The Jungle Book, and asked to use the book’s universe as the basis for the junior members of the Scouting movement.
    1. The BSA has about 2.2 million youth members. (source) Throughout the U.S. and its territories, the Boy Scouts have more than 2 million members and 800,000 volunteers.
    1. The Arrow of Light award is the only Cub Scout badge that can be worn on a Boy Scout uniform. (source) The Arrow of Light is awarded to show that Cub Scouts have completed all necessary requirements to move on to BSA.
    1. Many celebrities like Harrison Ford, Michael Jordan, and Bill Gates were Boy Scouts. (source) Other famous Boy Scouts include Jack Black, Jimmy Buffett, Hank Aaron, and David Lynch.

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