Boy Scouts of America
The Boy Scouts of America is the largest scouting organization and one of the largest youth organizations in the United States. About 110 million Americans participated in BSA programs at some time in their lives. The National BSA filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and is currently restructuring its financial situation. On November 16th, 2020, the National B SA disclosed that 92,700 former Scouts had reported sexual abuse by members of the organization.
About Boy Scouts of America in brief
The Boy Scouts of America is the largest scouting organization and one of the largest youth organizations in the United States. About 110 million Americans participated in BSA programs at some time in their lives. The BSA operates traditional Scouting by chartering local organizations, such as churches, clubs, civic associations, or educational organization, to implement the Scouting program for youth within their communities. The traditional Scouting divisions are Cub Scouting for ages 5 to 11 years, Scouts BSA for ages 10 to 18, Venturing for ages 14 through 21, and Sea Scouts for ages14 through 21. Learning for Life is a non-traditional affiliate that provides in-school and career education. The National BSA filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and is currently restructuring its financial situation. On November 16th, 2020, the National B SA disclosed in their bankruptcy filings that 92,700 former Scouts had reported sexual abuse by members of the organization. In 1907, Robert Baden-Powell founded the Scouting movement in England using elements of Seton’s works among other influences. In 1909, Chicago publisher W. D. Boyce was visiting London, where he encountered a boy who came to be known as the Unknown Scout. The boy refused Boyce’s tip, explaining that he was a Boy Scout and was merely doing his daily good turn. In 1911, James E. West became the first Chief Scout Executive of the BSA. Later in 1937, Deputy Chief Scout George Fisher expressed the B SA’s mission: “to teach patriotism, courage, and kindred values”: 7, 7.
Among other programs in the US, the Woodcraft Indians and Sons of Daniel Boone, eventually merged with BSA : 52, 52. : 72–82 Others, included the WoodCraft Indians started by Ernest Thompson Seton in 1902 in Cos Cob, Connecticut, and the Sons ofDaniel Boone founded by Daniel Carter Beard in 1905 in Cincinnati, Ohio. In the early 20th century, the YMCA was an early promoter of reforms for young men with a focus on social welfare and programs of mental, physical, social and religious development. In April 1910, Edgar M. Robinson enlisted Seton, Beard, and Charles Eastman in the early youth youth movement. The YM CA was anEarly youth movement in the U.S. and president of the Eastman Eastman Company. In January 1911, Theodore Roosevelt, who had long complained of the decline in American manhood, became an ardent supporter of the movement and turned over the program to the Boy Scouts. The Boy Scouts were founded in 1910. BSA is part of the international Scout Movement and became a founding member organization of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1922. BSA has four high-adventure bases: Northern Tier, Philmont Scout Ranch, Sea Base, and Summit Bechtel Reserve, as well as nearly one hundred separate camps and reservations specifically dedicated to scouts. On February 1, 2019, the Boy Scout of America renamed its flagship program, Boy Scouts, to Scout BSA to reflect its policy change allowing girls to join separate, gender-specific troops.