June 18, 2018

Today in History: Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts

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Today in History–August 21–the Library of Congress features the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts of America. On this day in 1912 Arthur R. Eldred of Oceanside, New York, became an Eagle Scout, the highest rank awarded to a Boy Scout. The Boy Scouts were founded in 1908 and the Girl Scouts, four years later in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low.  Learn more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more scouting primary resources.

Boy Scouts

Boy Scout images from American Memory

More Boy Scout images

Boy Scout books, articles, printed ephemera

Select historic newspaper articles & timeline: Origin of the Boy Scouts of America

More Boy Scout newspaper articles (to 1922)

Boy Scouts of America March (song recording)

Boy Scout sheet music

Boy Scout legislation (after 1973)

Girl Scouts

Girl Scout images from American Memory

More Girl Scout images

Girl Scout books

Girl Scout newspaper articles

Girl Scout legislation

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