This page has been setup to give you a list of the general and trivial facts of the Boy Scout movement. It is a nice setup and if you need a few questions made up for a game of Scouting trivia than this a place to look for ideas.
Boy Scouts of America was founded February 8, 1910
The man who launched Scouting was Sir Robert Baden-Powell, he started Scouting in England.
The first Scouting camp was held at Brownsea Island, England.
The man who was lost in the fog of London and was assisted by the Unknown Scout was Mr. William D. Boyce
William Boyce, Dan Beard, Ernest Thompson, and James West are the founders of the American Scouting movement.
The first BSA Handbook was printed in 1911.
The first World Jamboree was held in 1920.
The two stars on the Scout Symbol stand for truth and knowledge.
The fleur-de-lis symbolizes the fact the a Scout can always point himself to the best direction in life.
The three points on the fleur-de-lis stand for the three points to the Scout Oath.
The three points to the Scout Oath are Duty to God and Country, Duty to Others, and Duty to Self.
The Eagle on the on the Scout Symbol stand for the freedom of the United States.
The shield on the Eagle represents a Scout's readiness to defend the freedom.
The scroll on the Scout Symbol is a representation of a smile on a Scout's face as he does a good turn.
The knot beneath the scroll is a reminder to do a good turn daily.
Gilwell is a place in England where Baden-Powell trained the first adult leaders. It is now the icon of the Wood Badge Training Program.
Philmont, the high-adventure base is the largest Scout camp in the World. Also, there are high adventure bases in Florida and Maine.
One of the largest civilian zip lines is at Broad Creek Memorial Scout Reservation, the camp of the Baltimore Area Council.
The highest rank of the BSA program is Eagle Scout.
The Scout badge is NOT an official rank. The first official rank is Tenderfoot, than Second Class, First Class, Star, Life, and Eagle.
The Eagle Palms in order: Bronze Palm, Gold Palm, and finally Silver Palm.
The highest Junior Leader position is Junior Assistant Scoutmaster
The job of the Assistant Patrol Leader CANNOT be used for rank advancement.
You must be at least First Class and have at least 15 days/nights camping to qualify to become eligible for the Order of the Arrow.
The Order of the Arrow is an elite organization to honor campers who live by the Scout Oath and Law daily and have shown excellent camping skills.
The Scout Oath is: On my honor, I will do my best, to do my duty, to God and my country, to obey the Scout Law, to help other people at all times, to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.
The Scout Law is: A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent. Notice there are 12 points in the Scout Law.
The Scout Motto: Be Prepared
The Scout Slogan: Do A Good Turn Daily
The Outdoor Code: As an American, I will do my best to be clean in my outdoor manners, to be careful with fires, to be considerate to the outdoors, and to be conservation minded.