Scouting was founded by Lord Robert
was a British
General in Africa. In fact, if you go to Kenya, you can visit his
grave. While in Africa he designed a series of outdoor game activities
to "toughen" the men sent to him from England. The men enjoyed these
stunts and took them back to England, and thus, Baden-Powell had to
rewrite his Stunts program for boys. In 1907 he took a group of boys to
Brownsea Island off the coast of England and tried out his new program.
He gave them shorts, a shirt, and a neckerchief and divided them into
Patrols. As a result of this experience, he published a book in 1908
called "Scouting for Boys", the first Boy Scout handbook. Read more troop history...
troop went on a trip to the Anteidam battlefield and harpers
ferry. This is one of the cannons on the battlefield.
hike around French Creek State Park, The scouts and leaders pause near
a barn to check the map and drink some water.
the 2004 Klondike Derby in January, scouts pause for a picture as their
A group of scouts
stands in front of one of the log cabins used for shelter during the