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   Boy Scout Day!

"Boy Scout Day is observed to instill and encourage the values of good discipline in the younger generation. Celebrate the day with your near and dear ones and wish them a fun filled time with boy scout day ecards!"

What is a boy scout?
Wikipedia encyclopedia tells us "A Boy Scout is a boy, usually 11 to 18 years of age, participating in the worldwide Scouting movement." "Because of the large age and development span, many Scouting associations have split this age group in a junior and a senior section." "Boy Scouts are organized into troops averaging twenty to thirty Scouts under guidance of one or more Scout leaders." Troops subdivide into patrols of about six Scouts and engage in outdoor and special interest activities." "Troops may affiliate with local, national, and international organizations. Some national Scouting associations have special interest programs.

Special Interest Programs
such as Air Scouts, Sea Scouts, outdoor high adventure, Scouting bands, and rider scouts." "Some troops, especially in Europe, have been co-educational since the 1970s, allowing boys and girls to work together as Scouts."

Origin of this Holiday
"Robert Baden-Powell founded the Boy Scouts as an organization in 1908, a few months after the first scout encampment at Brownsea Island Scout camp in 1907. Baden-Powell got the idea from his experiences with the British Army in South Africa." "To advance his ideas, Baden-Powell wrote Scouting for Boys for boy readership, which describes the Scout method of outdoor activities aiming at developing character, citizenship, and personal fitness qualities among youth." "Many boys joined Scouting activities, resulting in the movement growing rapidly to become the world's largest youth organization."

The Boy Scout Program
"The Boy Scout program is designed to develop youths who have a high degree of self-reliance, initiative, courage, helpfulness, integrity, and resourcefulness." Boy Scouts should be helpful; understand their society, heritage, and culture; have respect for the rights of others; and be positive leader-citizens."

Over time, the Boy Scout program has been reviewed and updated in many of the countries where it is run, and special interest programs developed such as Air Scouts, Sea Scouts, outdoor high adventure, Scouting bands, and rider scouts, but the same core values and principles as Baden-Powell originally envisaged still apply.  documentation_license

This Holiday
This holiday is referred to as a "National" day- However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. Even though we didn't, this is still a holiday that is publicized to celebrate.  So enjoy the day and have fun with it.

We found recognition about this holiday:
from calendar sites and personal Internet sites that blog and share information about this holiday. Many of these blogs talk about all the things that boy scouts do/then and now.

If you are new to this holiday:
If you are new to this holiday; then maybe you would like to find more information about this subject. We found that Amazon.com is a popular Internet Site for finding books, supplies and more.


Other February Holidays around the world
Homemade Soup Day / Toothache Day / Tell A Fairy Tale Day
Tooth Fairy Day /National Hot Breakfast Month /Sweet Potato Month
Great American Pies Month /National Potato Lovers Month /Carrot Cake Day
National Chocolate Fondue Day

Scouts love Smores! - see National Smore Day

Helpful Links about this subject:
Boy Scouts of America Homepage
Boy Scout Badge History
Girl Scouts of America: official website
When is this holiday celebrated?
Boy Scout Day is celebrated annually on February 8
in the United States!  Boy Scout Week: Feb./2nd week

Scouting Month: is celebrated the whole month of February and celebrates all scouting programs for both girls and boys!
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