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The Boy Scouts of America have had a profound effect on American history They as a group have done community service beyond any other group and best of all the boys themselves enjoyed doing their service for it helped other people Sir Robert Baden-Powell originally founded Boy Scouts in Great Britain in the year 1907 He started the Boy Scouts by recruiting 12 boys from the upper class and 9 workingmens sons from Poole and Bournemouth on Englands southern coast and he took them Camping They went camping on the Brownsea Island in Poole Harbor for two weeks where they were given instructions on how to camp observation and tracking woodcraft life saving and first aid They were also taught to have good citizenship honor and chivalry They were divided into groups or patrols and they worked together as a team and competed with the other teams to test their comprehension of their newly learned skills Boy Scouts then made their way to America by word of mouth and three men Daniel Carter Beard Earnest Thompson Seton and William D Boyce all decided that Boy Scouts was a worth while organization and they decided to start their own camps It was February 8 1910 when William D Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America under the laws of the District of Columbia Later that year the first organization plans were developed by a group of thirty-four national representatives of boys work agencies and they opened a temporary national headquarters in a YMCA office in New York It was unclear why they decided to found Boy Scouts under the laws of the District of Columbia and then make the national headquarters in New York But from then on groups of Scouts throughout the entire Untied States sprung up and Boy Scouts became a well-known organization all around the country and the world Scouts were involved in the fight to win the war and recruit
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