May 23, 2019

Today in History: Delaware

Today in History–August 24–the Library of Congress features Delaware, the territory of which was deeded to William Penn by order of the Duke of York on this day in 1682. Penn wanted the territory to insure ocean access to the state he founded, Pennsylvania. It would take more than a century for this carved out section of land to become a state. Learn more about Delaware by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access more primary sources. Delaware stories from … [Read more...]

Today in History: Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts

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 Scouts of … [Read more...]