Senator Nelson Introduces Resolution Celebrating the BSA

On April 23rd, 2009, Nebraska’s Senator Ben Nelson introduced a resolution in the U.S. Senate which designates February 8, 2010 as “Boy Scouts of America Day” to celebrate the organization’s 100th anniversary.

“As an Eagle Scout, I know what an immensely valuable organization the Boy Scouts of America is to both the state of Nebraska and to the country as a whole,” said Senator Nelson. “Their continued emphasis on civic engagement, self-reliance, and strong character has certainly shaped my life for the better, and it is my hope that the Boy Scouts of America are around for many years to come so that they may teach these same lessons to our future generations.”

The Boy Scouts of America was founded on February 8, 1910 by William D. Boyce, Ernest Thompson Seton, and Daniel Carter Beard. Since its founding, more than 110 million Americans have been members of the Boy Scouts of America.

Senator Ben Nelson earned the rank of Eagle Scout on August 23, 1956.

The following was a press release issued by Senator Ben Nelson.

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By SquirrelNutcakes on April 28th, 2009 at 6:40 am

The “Boy Scouts of America” was founded (incorporated) on February 8, 1910 by William D. Boyce, alone. Edgar M. Robinson and Lee F. Hanmer separately became interested in the early Scouting movement (and the organizational name “Boy Scouts of America,” which had been registered legally by Boyce) and convinced Boyce to turn his “program” (and its name) over to their “Committee on Organization” for development of a nationwide, American version of Baden-Powell’s “English Scouting” in April 1910. (The YMCA only provided temporary facilities in New York but was never involved in the actual organization of the BSA.) Robinson had enlisted Seton, Beard, Charles A. Eastman and other prominent leaders in youth movements at the time.

By Scouter341 on April 28th, 2009 at 10:48 am

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By Dan on April 30th, 2009 at 4:23 am

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