2010 is the 100th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America. Throughout the year I will be posting files that outline the history of the BSA upon this page. In each chapter, I have appended not only the references where I originally obtained the information, but also a list of suggested books and articles for further reading.  Much of the information is now available on the Internet.  Let me know if there is anything you would like to know more information about.

 

–        Bill Nelson, Salt River District, Grand Canyon Council 

–        SRD_Training@azscout.org

 

 

History Files

 

A Pictorial History (Microsoft Power Point format 7MB - Right Click and save file as)

 

All files below in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.  After clicking on the link, give them time to load.

 Tools, Games and Crafts:

Making a Commando Rope

Why a Boy Carries a Staff

Uses of a Scout Stave

SCOUTCRAFT FILE - Misc. Skills and Games

 External Links:

 Boy Scouts First Arizona Troop, In their Sunday Best - They had no uniforms, Tombstone, Arizona, C.1911

 What Scout Camping was like in 1911

 Games:

Games Boy Scouts Played in 1910

Boy Scout Advancement Games from Tenderfoot to First Class

Games for Scouts by A. W. N. MacKenzie

 Scouting Magazine

Scouting Time Line

Faces of our Founders

Their names are splashed across Scout councils, camps, museums, and awards. So who were the men who created the Boy Scouts of America? Check out our quick introduction to nine of Scouting's key founders.

100th Anniversary Issue

 The History Cub Scouting

 A History of Senior Scouting Programs of the BSA
Topics covered: Senior Scouts, Seascouts/Sea Scouts/Sea Explorers/Sea Scouts, Rover Scouts, Air Scouts/Air Explorers/Aviation Exploring, Explorer Scouts, Explorers, Exploring, Senior Scouts/Explorers in Troops, Senior Degree Honor Society, Emergency Service, Leadership Corps, Varsity Scouts, Venture/Varsity, Venturing, LFL/Exploring

 The History and Purpose of the Order of the Arrow

Even More History of the Order of the Arrow

 The Arizona Scouting Museum

 Scouting in Arizona – Wikipedia entry

 Famous BSA Scouts

 History of Philmont Scout Ranch

History of Florida Sea Base

History of Northern Tier

BOOKS:

The Patrol System and Letters to a Patrol Leader by Roland Philipps. The first Patrol Leader handbook and the source of the saying, "The Patrol Method is not just a method of Scouting, it is the only method.

An Early Article in Scouting Magazine discussing patrols. Note the Scoutmaster is the chairman of the Leaders Council. The Patrol Method is starting to form in the BSA but is not quite there yet. The Patrol and the Patrol Leader (first article) Scouting, Volume 4, Number 18, January 15, 1917, Page: 6

An Early Article in Scouting Magazine discussing patrols. Note the Scoutmaster is the chairman of the Leaders Council. The Patrol Method is starting to form in the BSA but is not quite there yet. The Patrol and the Patrol Leader (second article) Scouting, Volume 4, Number 19, February 1, 1917, Page: 6

One of the first articles in Scouting Magazine on the Patrol Method. Volume 18, Number 6, June 1930

Aids to Scoutmastership B-P's Scoutmaster Handbook.

Scouting for Boys B-P's classic. Where it all began.

A lot more books from the early days of Scouting in England.

 

 

Page last updated 4/29/2012