Lord Robert Baden-Powell founded the Boy Scouts in 1907. An American, William D. Boyce became lost in the fog in London, and was helped by a young boy to find his way. When Boyce offered the boy a tip, the boy declined, saying that it was his duty as a Boy Scout to help others. Boyce was so impressed by the boy's character that he met with Baden-Powell to discuss bringing the Scouts to the United States. Boyce was helped by Ernest Thompson Seton, Daniel Carter Beard and James E. West, and the Boy Scouts of America was incorporated in Washington, D.C., February 8, 1910.
Each year Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers take the whole week of February 8th as Anniversary Week to celebrate this event. Packs, Troops, Crews, Ships, Districts and Councils all decide which events they will plan for this special week.
Here are some of the things that can be scheduled for Anniversary Week: