Boy Scouts of America – Continuing the Journey

Boy Scouts of America

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA), one of the nation’s largest and most well-known values-based youth development organizations, is celebrating its anniversary on February 8th. This day is also known as National Boy Scout Day and is celebrated by Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, Leaders and Scouting Chartered Organizations across the nation. Since its founding in 1910 as part of the international Scout Movement, more than 110 million Americans have been members of the BSA.

The BSA’s goal is to train youth in responsible citizenship, character development and self-reliance through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities, educational programs and career-oriented programs in partnership with community organizations. The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.

Scout Oath: 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.

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

Two years ago, in 2010, The Boy Scouts of America organization celebrated its centennial – 100 years of scouting! To honor this grand achievement, the U.S. Mint released a Boy Scout Centennial Commemorative Silver Dollar in March of that year. Two versions were produced, a proof version with a mirror-like finish and an uncirculated version with a special satin finish. These coins are still popular today, and would make a great addition to your collection. After all, almost every American has either participated in Scouting – or knows someone who has!