Boy Scouts Chairman – Jim Davidson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chicago publisher William Boyce founded the Boy Scouts of America on February 8, 1910. The new BSA quickly established a national office, developed a temporary handbook, sought out Baden-Powell’s endorsement and soon thereafter obtained a Congressional Charter from the US Congress in 1916.
Since its earliest days the Boy Scouts of America have cultivated leadership and good citizenship, a service that has been recognized since its establishment. Boy Scouts have been an integral part of our country ever since.
At the American Legion’s first National Convention in Minneapolis in 1919, the American Legion gave approval and support to the Boy Scout movement. Posts began to sponsor Boy Scout units following the convention, but organized guidance and cooperation did not take place until 1922 when the Boy Scout program was included in the activities of the Americanism Commission.