From the year 1910, Boy Scout Day is being celebrated in the United States. It’s 2012 and we are going to celebrate 102nd annual Boy Scout Day this year. It started in the hands of Robert Baden-Powell, a British General. In the early years of twentieth century, people moved to the cities from the villages. At that time they got worried that their boys would not get the lesson of patriotism or morality in them.
That idea also came up in Powell’s mind. He decided to start his own scouting. He wanted help from the Woodcraft Indians, the Sons of Daniel Boone and the YMCA. All these three were organization of youth care. After observing their movement, Powell set up the Boy Scouts of America. It was February 8, 1910. Their main purpose was to “teach patriotism, courage, self-reliance and kindred values.” Today, the motto of the Boy Scouts are, “Do a good turn daily.”