BSA- 100 Years of Scouting

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) are celebrating 100 years of scouting.

Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church Boy Scout Troop, 1962. Photo by Thomas McNeer, Jr.

The BSA was incorporated on February 8, 1910 and by 1912, Scouts were enrolled in every state.

Boy Scouts standing on a tower during the Sequoyah Council Dinner at the Civic Auditorium, 1946. Photo by Thomas McNeer, Jr.

The Sequoyah Council is the local affiliate that oversees troops in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

Charter for Troop 52 sponsored by the American Legion Hammond Post 3, dated December 31, 1946.

Scout Oath (or Promise)

On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.

Boy Scouts sitting around a table, 1952. Photo by David Peirce.

Scout Law

A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly,
courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty,
brave, clean, and reverent.

Members of Boy Scout Troop 254 demonstrating the proper way to fold an American flag, 1965. Photo by David Peirce.

The BSA is one of the largest youth organizations in the United States. Since its founding there has been over 100 million members.

Troop 254 demonstrating first aid skills, 1965. Photo by David Peirce.

For more information on the Boy Scouts of America

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For information on the Sequoyah Council

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Can you identify anyone in these pictures? If so please feel free to post a comment with identifications.


2 thoughts on “BSA- 100 Years of Scouting

  1. Google “Camp Tom Howard” to find a Facebook Page with Historical information on various camps used by the Boy Scout in the Sequoyah Council, photos, documentation, maps and patches.

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