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Boy Scouting has effected the lives of many young men between the age of twelve and eight-teen Over one million boys have been effected in America alone since 1910 when Boy Scouting was incorporated But the story of Boy Scouting started before 1910The Story begins in 1844 when the YMCA was founded in London The YMCA laid the foundation for the largest organization for boys Within the next fifteen years three of the most important figures in boy scouting were born They are Daniel Carter Beard a great outdoorsmen Robert Baden Powell the founder of boy scouting and Ernest Thompson Seton who was also skilled in the outdoors Then in 1876 the First Boys Club was established This was Americas first version of the Boy Scouts This was soon followed by a number of organizations from 1902 until 1907 Some of these include Woodcraft Indians founded by Seton Sons of Daniel Boone founded by Beard the Boys Club and the Brownsea Island Experiment In 1910 Boy Scouts came to America officially The legendary story goes as follows One foggy day in 1909 and American Businessman named William D Boyce lost his way in the fog So he stopped under a street light to read his map when he was approached by a young British boy The boy asked the man if he could help and the man said certainly The boy showed the man to his destination When the man offered the boy a tip the boy responded that he would not except anything from the man because he was a scout Boyce became very interested in this and later met with Lord Robert Baden-Powell He was a famous British general who had founded the scouting movement in Great Britain He was so impressed with what he learned that he brought the movement home with him On February 8 1910 William D Boyce officially incorporated Boy Scouts of AmericaLater in that same year the first
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