William D. Boyce found himself lost in the London fog, and a boy came to his aid. When the boy was offered a tip for his help, the boy turned it down saying that as a Boy Scout he couldn’t accept a reward for a good turn.
Curious, Boyce investigated this Boy Scout concept and eventually met with the founder of the Boy Scouts, Lord Robert Baden-Powell. Upon his return to America, he created the Boy Scouts of America. He incorporated the organization on February 8, 1910.To celebrate the centennial, the BSA is throwing a year-long party. On New Year’s Day, the BSA sponsored a float in the Rose Parade in Pasadena, California. The float, titled Celebrating the Adventure, Continuing the Journey, won the National Trophy Award for best depiction of life in the United States.