Scouting is a civic education movement, helping to support home and school education, with the aim of helping young people to practice their will, resourcefulness, to be able to adapt to all situations, prepare to be good, responsible, honorable citizens, useful to society. Boy Scouts Day is celebrated every year on February 8. Boy Scouts of America was founded in 1910, since then, throughout the United States, through the Boy Scouts of America, boys have been do good deeds, learn survival skills, and develop a moral foundation.
The Origin of Boy Scouts Day
The Boy Scouts of England, founded in 1908 by Lord Baden Powell, is considered the origin of the Boy Scouts of America.
An American journalist, William Dickson Boyce, got lost in London on a foggy day. While not knowing how to find the right path, Boyce was lucky enough to meet a scout, and with the boy's help, Boyce found the right direction and reached his destination. Appreciated by the boy's help, Boyce offered to pay for it, but the Boy Scout refused and explained to Boyce that it was a good thing to do.
Inspired by the boy's actions, after some research, Boyce filed an application to organize similar youth groups on February 8, 1910. And from there the Boy Scouts was born.
The two words Scout means to lead the way, so a scout is a guide. In the army a scout is an elite soldier, with intelligence and courage, specially selected to take the lead, survey the situation and report to the commander. But there are also "Scouters" in peacetime. They don't have to be soldiers. They are people who have the ability to pioneer and guide others. They are explorers who pave the way, explore new lands. They are scientists and naturalists, traveling through forests and mountains to explore and discover the secrets of nature and the earth.
First of all, they must know how to live in the deep forests, high mountains and abysses, know how to find their own way anywhere, in the jungle or in the middle of the sea, in the city or in the desert, find out the meaning of any trace, no matter how small, and knows how to take care of his own health.
They must be strong and full of energy to be ready to face any contingencies or to help others. They know self-control and are not afraid to sacrifice their lives to help others, to serve the Nation and realize their ideals. They overcame their selfishness, did not pay tribute, were not greedy for fame and gain, and always thought of their duties and fulfilled the noble mission they were receiving. All the work they do is not to seek benefits for themselves, but to fulfill the duties of a citizen towards the Nation, towards the ancestors and towards their own conscience.
Scouting is a civic education movement, helping to support home and school education, with the aim of helping young people to practice their will, resourcefulness, to be able to adapt to all situations, prepare to be good, responsible, honorable citizens, useful to society.
Scouting does not educate by book theory but uses games and activities that meet the needs and natural interests of youth. In the game Scouting has integrated those goals into games and activities suitable for the students to understand a certain subject...
On the other hand, Scouting develops in young people the natural tendency to want to be useful to others, focusing on developing the good part inherent in each student group so that this part gradually overwhelms the bad habits.
Observing Boy Scouts Day
It makes sense to celebrate Boy Scouts Day by sharing your insights about the Boy Scouts movement. If you have ever participated in the Boy Scout movement, please share your experience as well as the benefits of the activity. If you've never been involved in Boy Scouts, on Boy Scouts, take the time to learn about the movement, and maybe sign up for a Boy Scout class near you. Share whatever information you have about Boy Scouts on social media with the hashtag #BoyScoutsDay.
ObservedBoy Scouts Day has been observed annually on February 8th.
Saturday, February 8th, 2020
Monday, February 8th, 2021
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