Boy Scout Anniversary Week

Boy Scouts Anniversary Week is observed during the first full week of February and gives the Boy Scouts an opportunity to celebrate the anniversary of their founding. Although this organization isn’t the only scouting organization in the U.S., it is by far the largest scouting organization in the country.

It is also one of the largest youth organizations in the country, with over 2 million young people participating. There are also approximately a million adult scouts who work for the organization as volunteers. Children who belong to this organization can work through the six ranks in the organization: Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, Life, and finally, the penultimate goal of any Boy Scout, the Eagle Scout.

The History of Boy Scouts Anniversary Week

This holiday is observed during the first full week of February because that is when the Boy Scouts of America was founded. To be exact, this organization was founded on February 8, 1910, and the anniversary of that day is now known as National Boy Scouts Day. Of course, this holiday is observed during this holiday week.

Although W.D. Boyce is credited with bringing the organization to the United States, scouting actually has its roots in the United Kingdom. It was first created by British Army Lieutenant General Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell in 1908.

Observing Boy Scouts Anniversary Week

This holiday is celebrated by Scout packs and their families, who often host birthday events and feature special events. However, there are also community events that help to spread the word about the purpose of this organization.

The Boy Scouts is an organization that’s dedicated to helping children become responsible citizens and to become self-reliant. At these events, community leaders, scouting leaders, and others will give speeches about the benefits this organization has provided over its long storied history. It’s also a time used for fundraising as well.

When is it?
This year (2024)
February 4 Sunday
Next year (2025)
February 2 Sunday
Last year (2023)
February 5 Sunday
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