William D. Boyce


William D. Boyce

In 1909, Chicago publisher William D. Boyce lost his way in a dense London fog. A boy came to his aid and, after guiding the man, refused a tip, explaining that as a Scout he would not take a tip for doing a Good Turn. This gesture by an unknown Scout inspired a meeting with Robert Baden-Powell, the British founder of the Boy Scouts. As a result, William Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America on February 8, 1910. He also created the Lone Scouts, which merged with the Boy Scouts of America in 1924.


Home  ‡  About Us  ‡  Contact Us  ‡  Privacy  ‡  Disclaimer
Copyright © 2006 - 2013 John McNamara - All Rights Reserved.
Troop 780 Hits