What you need to know <br />about the founders <br />of the BSA<br />
Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell (1857-1941)<br /><ul><li>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</li></li></ul><li>Daniel Carter Beard <br />(1850-1941)<br /><ul><li>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”
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Famous Scout Leaders

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

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