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What the Entire Pack is "Doing" Together...

Join our Pack!

posted Aug 7, 2016, 9:12 PM by Randy Farmer   [ updated Aug 15, 2016, 2:53 PM ]

Is your son ready for an adventure? Our Pack is looking for new Scouts in 1st through 5th grade.

Our first signup night will be at our charter organization, Mt Calvary Baptist Church at 7PM on Tuesday 8/9. Join us and find out about our Cub Scouting, and what is in store for this coming year's adventures with Pack 675!

At the same location on Tuesday 8/16 at 7PM we'll have a second chance signup, and our new family orientation night, where we'll answer question, assign Dens, and sign up and orient new volunteer leaders. The Scout Shop is scheduled to be on site that night to save you a trip for that new uniform, patches, books, etc. 

We'll also have a recruitment night at Cheatham Hill Elementary scheduled for 7PM on 8/24. 

If none of these nights work for you, we meet the first Friday of each month at Mt Calvary Baptist Church during the school year. See our Calendar and contact out Leaders

The Unknown Scout - How Scouting Came to America

posted Jun 25, 2016, 8:48 AM by Randy Farmer   [ updated Jun 25, 2016, 8:58 AM ]

William D Boyce
How Scouting Came to America

The Story of a Good Turn, Boy Scout Handbook, Tenth Edition, Chapter 26, Boy Scouts of America

How good must a Good Turn be to be good? The answer is best given by telling you the story of how Scouting came to America. It shows that it isn't the size of a Good Turn that counts. What is important is the spirit with which a Scout does a Good Turn.

"Do a Good Turn Daily" is the Scout Slogan.

One Day in 1909 in London, England, an American visitor, William D. Boyce, lost his way in a dense fog. He Stopped under a street lamp and tried to figure out where he was. A boy approached him and asked if he could be of help.

"You certainly can," said Boyce. He told the boy that he wanted to find a certain business office in the center of the city.

"I'll take you there," said the boy.

When they got to the destination, Mr. Boyce reached into his pocket for a tip. But the boy stopped him.

"No thank you, sir. I am a Scout. I won't take anything for helping."

"A Scout? And what might that be?" asked Boyce.

The boy told the American about himself and his brother Scouts. Boyce became very interested. After finishing his errand, he had the boy take him to the British Scouting office.

At the office, Boyce met Lord Robert Baden-Powell, the famous British general who had founded the Scouting movement in Great Britain. Boyce was so impressed with what he learned that he decided to bring Scouting home with him.

On February 8, 1910, Boyce and a group of outstanding leaders founded the Boy Scouts of America. From that day forth, Scouts have celebrated February 8th as the birthday of Scouting in the United States.

What happened to the boy who helped Mr. Boyce find his way in the fog? No one knows. He had neither asked for money nor given his name, but he will never be forgotten. His Good Turn helped bring the Scouting movement to our country.

In the British Scout Training Center at Gilwell Park, England, Scouts from the United States erected a statue of an American buffalo in honor of this unknown Scout. 

One Good Turn to one man became a Good Turn to millions of American boys. Such is the power of a Good Turn.

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