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  • What you need to know
    about the founders
    of the BSA
  • Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell (1857-1941)
    • British Soldier and National Hero
    • After seeing boys using his Army manual for outdoor fun, decided to start a boy’s program
    • Made sure boys from all walks of life were part of his Boy Scout movement.
    • First and only “Chief Scout of the World” as proclaimed in the in the first World Scout Jamboree in 1920.
    • Nickname – “B. - P.”
    • c
  • Daniel Carter Beard
    (1850-1941)
    • Writer and an Illustrator
    • Created boy’s program called the Sons of Daniel Boone
    • Merged into BSA in 1910
    • On of the first National Commissioners
    • Nick Name – “Uncle Dan”
    • c
  • Ernest Thompson Seton
    (1860-1946)
    • Writer and an Illustrator
    • Created boy’s program called the Woodcraft Indians
    • Wrote first American Boy Scout Handbook in 1910
    • Responsible for the American Indian influences in BSA
    • Developed prototype program named Cub Scouts of America in 1911
    • First Chief Scout of BSA
  • William D. Boyce
    (1858-1929)
    • American newspaperman, entrepreneur, magazine publisher, philanthropist, and explorer
    • Got lost in London fog and was helped by the “Unknown Scout”
    • Founder of Boy Scouts of America on February 8, 1910
    • Focused Scouting on teaching self-reliance, citizenship, patriotism, resourcefulness, obedience, cheerfulness, courage and courtesy to “make men”
  • James E. West
    (1876-1948)
    • Lawyer and activist for children’s rights and welfare
    • Served as first Chief Scout Executive for 32 years
    • Oversaw creation of Sea Scouting (High Adventure) and Cub Scouting
    • Made sure of Scout involvement on the home front in WWI & WWII
    • Turned fledging BSA into a strong, cohesive national organization
  • E. Urner Goodman (1891-1980), Carroll A. Edson (1891-1986)
    • Local volunteers turned national professionals
    • Influenced by Ernest Seton in Native American traditions and Woodcraft Indians
    • Founders of the Order of the Arrow – Scouting's Brotherhood of cheerful service in 1934
    • Oversaw growth of Cub Scouting
  • Edgar M. Robinson (1867-1951)
    • Leader in YMCA
    • Lead BSA after W.D. Boyce founded it in 1910
    • Helped merge Seton and Beard’s youth groups into the BSA
    • Recruited Theodore Roosevelt as first honorary President of BSA
  • William Hillcourt
    (1900 – 1992)
    • Earned Danish equivalent of Eagle Scout
    • Author of 3 editions of The Boy Scout Handbook, the first American Scoutmaster’s Handbook and first Fieldbook
    • Boy’s Life columnist from 1932 to 1965
    • Nickname – “Green Bar Bill”
  • Frank O. Belzer
    (1869-1947)
    • Co-Founded Troop 9 in 1910 in Irvington in Indianapolis
    • Early BSA professional in Crossroads of America Council
    • Creator of Firecrafter organization ( Leadership, Friendship, and Service) in 1920
    • Helped to organize cub scout camp which was later re-named Camp Belzer in his honor.