The Boy Scouts of America and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints formed a bond in the early 1900s, based on similar values and morals.
This week marked the 100 years since the partnership was formed.
To celebrate the anniversary, here are 100 pictures from 100 years of scouting.
Franklyn C. St. John, 17, of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., was envied by every Boy Scout in the jamboree camp when President Franklin D. Roosevelt stopped briefly on July 8, 1937 in Washington, to pin on Franklyn’s chest an Eagle Badge, highest honor of scoutdom. St. John is from the president’s home county in New York, Duchess. (AP Photo)
First Banquet Boy Scouts in 1910.
Boy Scouts of America, White House, Washington on Feb. 3, 1912.
Boy Scouts in 1915 learn how to tie 17 different kinds of knots. Camps and groups were small in those days.
Three founders of Boy Scouts of America in 1916. Left to right: Ernest Thompson Seton, Lord Robert Baden, Powell Daniel Beard.
Oil magnate John D. Rockefeller, second from right, is shown with a group of Boy Scouts in Lakewood, N.J. in this May 1930 photo.
Britain's Prince Albert, the Duke of York inspecting boy scouts during the ceremony to declare open the new playing fields at Hampton Wick, London on May 12, 1930.
Rear admiral Richard E. Byrd was host to boy scouts from troops within the metropolitan area and surrounding cities, when they visited the Byrd expedition museum ship in the city of New York August 14, 1930 a day set aside in their honor. He is explaining the working of a portable dock stove used by the expedition in the Antarctic.
Governer Franklin D. Roosevelt, of New York, receiving the Medal of highest disitinction as a gift of the boy scouts of America, from Judge Kernochan of the Court of General sessions, while on a visit August 23, 1930. The award was presented at the Ten Mile River Camp of the New York City Boy Scouts, near Montecello, New York. Two previous receipients were Colonel Lindbergh and the late William Howard Taft. Govenor Roosevelt is President of the Boy Scout foundation of New York.
Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt of New York, viewing a cane presented him by Robert Smith (left), and Harry Oldfield (right), while on a visit at the Ten-Mile River Camp of the New York City Boy Scouts, near Monticello, New York August 23, 1930. The cane depicts the career of the governor, who is President of the Boy Scout Foundation of New York.
Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd as he left the Union Station in Washington June 20, 1930, enroute to the White House, where he and his Antarctic companions were formally greeted by President Herbert Hoover. He seated in a car with his wifeMarie and son, Richard Jr., while boy scouts and crowds line the thoroughfare.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt wears a Native American war bonnet when he was inducted into the National Scout Order of the Arrow, a "brotherhood of service," Aug. 23, 1933. He receives a miniature tepee as a gift from scout Robert Scott of Queens, N.Y., at Ten Mile River Camp, N.Y.
President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt is the guest of honor at a dinner tendered by Barron Collier of New York, in New York City, Jan. 16, 1933, in commemoration of the Governor's 12 years of service as organizer and president of the Boy Scouts Foundation of Greater New York. Gov. Roosevelt is shown with Mr. Collier, right.
Boy Scouts surround Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt as he delivered a nationwide greeting to the Boy Scouts of America from the White House, Aug. 21, 1935. The standard bearers are, Robert Charles Duffie, left, and Sea Scout Charles McNary. The radio talk was arranged after the Boy Scouts jamboree was called off because of a polio threat.
This aerial view shows tents erected along the banks of the Potomac River in Washington on June 30, 1937 to house the 25,000 Boy Scouts here for the National Jamboree. No single area is large enough for all the tents and several sections are similarly arranged.
Britain's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth and Princess Elizabeth, behind, and Princess Margaret, watched as 1,200 Boy Scouts from every county in the United Kingdom marched through the Grand Quadrangle to attend a special Scout service at St. George’s Chapel. The King and Queen and the two Princesses, watching the Scouts as they marched past cheering at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor, England on April 24, 1938.
Young King Peter of Yugoslavia has been having the time of his life at the Royal summer residence playing host to a group of Boy Scouts. All of them, including himself, having been camping out in tents, far from the shouts of the crown and the cares of state. King Peter is standing with his hands on the tent in the Royal camp, Lake Bled, Yugoslavia, on Sept. 4, 1937.
This 1939 file photo shows Boy Scout Donn Fendler in Rye, N.Y. Fendler, now of Clarksville, Tenn., was 12 when he got lost during a July 17, 1939, hike with family members on Mount Katahdin, Maine's highest mountain. A new 2011 graphic novel, "Lost Trail, Nine Days Alone in the Wilderness," chronicles Fendler’s story of survival.
His feet still bandaged from his eight days of wandering while lost in the Maine wilds, 12-year-old Donn Fendler of Rye, N.Y., is shown perched happily in back an automobile Aug.2 1939 as he waved to the thousands who turned out to honor him in Rye, N.Y.
In this Oct. 15, 1940 file photo, Boy Scout Donn Fendler, of Rye, N.Y., is honored by President Franklin Roosevelt with a gold medal for valor at the White House in Washington. A new 2011 graphic novel, "Lost Trail, Nine Days Alone in the Wilderness," chronicles Fendler’s story of survival as a 12-year-old in 1939 after getting lost on Mount Katahdin, Maine's tallest mountain.
A Boy Scout wearing a gas mask is ready for action as a war messenger, somewhere in England, Sept. 1, 1939.
Whale Cay's amateur Army, which consists of old and yound Boy Scouts on Parade on March 26, 1941. The island was bought by British oil heiress Betty Carstairs, an expert speed-boat driver, a racing motor driver, gave up her public life and retired to the Bahamas. Since then she has made the Island her own small kingdom, and she has built roads, a school, a church, a hospital and various other amenities on the Island.
In this August 11, 1941 picture, Boy Scouts of Plymouth, England sort clothing sent by Toronto Boy Scouts, whose mothers made the articles.
A Boy Scout has his arm tied up in a splint after it has been dressed by Red Cross workers from Poughkeepsie, N.Y., following the "evacuation" of about 2,000 New Yorkers who left for Dutchess County in New York, Sept. 9, 1941. Simulating wartime conditions volunteers left the city and drove north to avoid an imaginary "bombing" of New York. It was part of a demonstration of civilian defense work.
In this Feb. 21,1942 picture, Boy Scouts of Pennsylvania remembered the valiant stand of the tattered Continental Army with a visit to Valley Forge on the eve of George Washington's birthday. Saluting here are some of the 7,000 scouts who made their annual pilgrimage to the scene of the Revolutionary war encampment.
The national aluminum drive of the Civilian Defense Office came to Capitol Hill, Washington on July 21, 1941 with women members taking the lead in donating utensils from their kitchen. From left to right: Tom Costello of the American Legion; Rep. Frances P. Bolton (R-Ohio); Rep. Edith Norogers (R-Mass.); Rep. Margaret Chase Smith (R-Me.); Rep. McCormack (D-Mass.); Albert Tatspaugh and James (last name unidentified) of the legion. The Boy Scouts on the truck assist the collection.
Approximately 2,000,000 persons packed Fifth Avenue and side streets to witness New York’s “At War Parade” June 13, 1942 in New York. The march of feet and the rumble of war tanks and equipment began at 10 A.M. and ran well past nightfall with torchlight’s lighting up the procession. This is a view of Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street with the reviewing stand in the background. Part of the more than 1,000 flags in the parade are here carried by boy scouts.
Britain's Royal Air Force Wing-Commander W.I. Edwards, Victoria Cross, Distinguished Flying Cross, of Bremen raid fame, visited the National Air Scout Exhibition in Dorland hall, London on Dec. 29, 1942, and talked to the boys about his experience.
Four British “Blitz Scouts” and their American Boy Scout escort visit Henry Ford, the Edison Museum and Greenfield Village in Detroit, Michigan, July 17, 1942. Mr. Ford explains to the boys how with the oil can he holds, Mrs. Ford dropped gasoline in the first engine he built.
Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt met Boy Scout Douglas Jenkins of Washington on the White House steps in Washington on March 17, 1943, to buy from him the first of the Easter stamps being sold by the National Society for Crippled Children in its campaign to rehabilitate crippled children.
The Boy Scouts of England have backed the war effort from the start. Here in London, tin-helmeted Boy Scouts deliver messages to a Scout on the telephone at an A.R.P. control in one of the control centers in and around London Jan. 25, 1945. Everywhere in the allied countries the Boy Scouts have been the youngest of patriots in lands invaded by the Axis. They have carried on underground, contributing importantly to the resistance movement.
With the approval of his Majesty the King, Lord Thomas Rowallan, has accepted the invitation of the Council of the Boy Scouts, Association, to become Chief Scout in succession to the late Lord Somers. The announcement of this appointment on February 22, coincides with the birthday of the founder and First Chief Scout of the movement, Lord Baden-Powell. Lord Rowallan taking the Scout salute from, left to right, Patrol Leaders, Alan Brooking and Jim Browne and King Scout Derek Prior, attached to Boy Scout headquarters, in London on Feb. 22, 1945.
Members of Boy Scout Troop 211 gather around Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal in their meeting room at Bethesda, Md., March 30, 1945, as he autographs copies of his famous Iwo Jima picture.
In China, well-trained Boy Scouts construct a pontoon bridge from old gasoline barrels on Jan. 25, 1945. They have been carrying a man-sized burden of war work on their little shoulders. The Chinese Boy Scouts have acted as air raid signalers, cared for wounded soldiers, raised war funds, aided refugees and served on the war fronts.
Jose Santiago, right, salutes Scoutmaster Jesus S. Quinada of Boy Scout troop No. 8 of Umatac village in Guam on June 29, 1945. Jose is 15 years old.
Only a shattered shell remains of the once beautiful city of Warsaw, the capital of Poland. Hardly a building escaped damage during the severe enemy bombardment. Marzalkoska Street, Warsaw’s Piccadilly, has been reduced to a mass of rubble and debris, and even the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was dynamited by the enemy. It is estimated that hundreds of bodies still lie beneath the stones of this gallant city, which was fired by the Germans during their great retreat. Citizens of Warsaw gather round the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Oct. 1, 1945, while polish Boy Scouts and Girl Guides, place wreaths on the tomb which was dynamited by the Germans.
Swimming from an old Japanese midget sub near the village is one of their recreational events for the members of Boy Scout Troop No. 8 of Umatac village in Guam on June 29, 1945.
Walter J. Disney, one of nine recipients of the Scouts highest awards, the Silver Buffalo, in St. Louis on May 17, 1946 after receiving the award. He is honored by the Court of Honor at the 36th annual meeting of the National Councils of Boy Scouts of America.
Bugle calls halt traffic in Times Square as Boy Scouts representing the Greater New York Councils assembled on the marquee of the Hotel Astor for observance of Armistice Day, Nov. 11, 1946. Servicemen stood at attention at the 11 a.m. memorial service, and civilians stood with bared heads.
United States Boy Scouts in France for the World Jamboree, reenact on August 20, 1947 the crossing of the River Seine at the Barrage de Mericourt, Rollesboise, by American troops of World War II on August 20, 1944 – the third anniversary of the crossing by American troops.
President Harry Truman (standing center), receives report of Boy Scout work and a plane model from 12 top U.S. Boy Scouts at White House in Washington, on Feb. 10, 1949. Scouts are (front, left to right) James Roswurn, Huron, O.; Drury Cathers, Gouverneur, N.Y.; Charles Wilson, Bristol, Tenn.; Joseph Cox, Trenton, Mo.; Alan Fritts, Mankato, Minn.; rear, left to right: George Barron, Franklin, Va.; Daniel Abbott, Newtonville, Mass.; Andrew Clement, Raleigh, N.C.; James Gill, Berkeley, Calif.; Cummings Johnson, Traverse City, Mich.; James Vincent, Brookings, Ore.; and Howard Williams, Houston, Tex.
Seated on one of the ancient pillars of the Stadium of Emperor Domitian in Rome on April 17, 1950, one of the Belgian Boy Scouts attending a night-time rally there plays a harmonica.
Well provisioned, these Scouts take off on canoe trip on Feb. 4, 1950.
Youthful Boy Scouts present a formidable front as they proudly display their uniforms on a street in Pusan, South Korea on May 28, 1951. Responsibility apparently rests heavily on shoulders of the young ‘officer’ in foreground.
These Queen’s Scouts from the 10 provinces of Canada line up alongside a mode of the coronation coach in New York’s Rockefeller Plaza on May 19, 1953 during their sightseeing tour of the city. The contingent of 32 scouts, the equivalent of American Eagle Scouts, are en route to London to represent the Boy Scouts of Canada at the coronation. Leaders of the scouts in left foreground are, from left, James Wright, assistant scoutmaster from Hamilton, Ont.; Donald M. Aikenhead of Renfrew, Ont.; J. Barry Cale, contingent leader from Shawinigan Falls, Que.; and Bert H. Mortieck of Ottawa, Ont.
J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI, gets a Boy Scout badge from two serious Cub Scouts, Dennis Walsh, left, and his brother, Richard, 9, both of Washington. The boys called on the chief G-man in connection with the 44th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America.
Scouts from New Zealand arrived at Naples, Italy on June 14, 1955 aboard the RMS “Orion” en route to London and Canada. In Canada they will attend the August 18-28 world Jamboree at Fort Niagara. Colonel (USMC) William F. Kramer, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (left), greets three of the New Zealand Scouts on arrival at Naples. The scouts are, left to right are Roger Heatley, of Whangarei; Alexander D. Patterson of high field road, fielding (contingent leader and district commissioner for fielding), and Roger Dickey of Kohia Terrace, Auckland.
Eight representatives of the Canadian boy scouts wave from tug on which they toured Pearl Harbor on Jan. 26, 1956 by special permission of the chief of naval operations. The group, consisting of six scouts and two leaders are all “Queen’s scouts,” the highest honor a scout of the British Commonwealth can attain. They are en route to Canada after attending a pan-pacific scout Jamboree in Melboure, Australia. From left are: contingent leader Ken Margeson, Halifax, Nova Scotia; assistant contingent leader Gordon Crane, Vancouver, B.C.; Don Snyder, Edmonton, Alberta; Everet Klingberg, port Arthur, Ont.; Charles Conn, Toronto, Ont.; Dave Sadleir, Sarnia, Ont.; Eric Turcotte, Montreal, Que.; and Ross Gunn, port credit, Ont.
Boy Scouts from Italy prepare their camp for Eighth World Jamboree while scouts from Mexico lend a hand in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario on August 18, 1955. Valentine Carlo Bustoa holding the peg as Piero Mantegazza drives. Both are from Como, Italy. Four boys behind Mantegazza from left are: Enrique Olea, Coluna, Mexico; Bordonia Guisseppe, Como, Italy; Guillermo Huerta, Coluna, Mexico; and Victor Emanuel Moreno, Coluna, Mexico.
Boy Scouts from region 8 in the United States – Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri – perform a version of an Indian war dance before scouts representing 66 countries at 8th World Jamboree on August 21, 1955.
Persian premier Dr. Menuchehr Eghbal, left, shakes hands with the leader of the United States detachment of scouts after officially opening Persia's second national Boy Scouts Jamboree in Manzarieh Gardens, north of Teheran, July 12, 1958. Some 4,000 scouts – including representatives from 12 foreign countries - were taking part in the Jamboree.
This is an excellent example of Senator John F. Kennedy?s campaign team at work. Leaving the high school in Palmer, Massachusetts on Oct. 17, 1958 on following a speech, the young senator passes along the line of Boy Scouts shaking hands while his pretty wife, Jackie, does the same with the Girl Scouts. Leading the way is Davitt Rooney, secretary of the Kennedy Committee in palmer, while Larry O?Brien (hands in pockets) brings up the rear. O?Brien, a Springfield insurance man, is the Kennedy staff member whose job it is to keep the senator?s campaign caravan on schedule.
President Dwight Eisenhower poses at the White House Feb. 11, 1958 in Washington with a group of Boy Scout visitors. Left to right, first row: Den Laber, Billings, Mont.; Steven Peterson, Topeka, Kan. Eisenhower. Edward Lyon, Clean, N.Y., and David White, Fremont, Mich. Second row: Mark Bunyan, Santa Rosa, Calif.; Robert Warner Jr., Wilmington, Del.; Gordon Randolph Jr., Colfax, La.; Barrett Smith, Lavonia, Ga.; Edward Brynn, Montpelier, Vt.; Edwin J. James, Toledo, Ohio.
More than 30,000 Boy Scouts sit in a warm sun at the National Boy Scout Jamboree near Colorado Springs during United Protestant worship services in Colorado Springs, July 24, 1960. The Rev. Dr. Edwin T. Dalhberg, president of the National Council of Churches and pastor of Delmar Baptist church in St. Louis, Mo., is delivering the sermon. Pike's Peak is in background.
President John F. Kennedy jokes with Boy Scout visitors in his White House office, Feb. 8, 1961, in Washington. Boys, from left, are: Richard Osher of San Diego, Calif.; Ronald Cowan of Ashland, Ala.; Arthur Tillman, John Sulerud, of Halstad, Minn.; and Richard Pingree of Georgetown, Mass. Pingree has a membership card for the Chief Executive.
Boy Scouts parade with flags through the Hall of Flags at the State House at traditional Washington's Birthday reception in Boston, Feb. 22, 1962. Gov. John Volpe and his party are at left. Scouts are from the Minute Man Council of Stoneham.
U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy talks with East Dubuque, Ill. Boy Scouts who called on him at the Justice Department in Washington, D.C., Feb. 21, 1963. From left are; Dave Beck, Robert Hoffman Jr., James Trannel, Robert Kennedy, Michael Kilgore and Patrick Kilgore.
U.S. astronaut John Glenn Jr., who is on a vacation tour in Japan with his family, attended a mass meeting of Japanese and American Boy Scouts and students to answer questions on his orbit flight and capsule, the meeting was held at the Kudan Kaikan in Tokyo on May 20, 1963. Lt. Col. Glenn arrives to applause at the meeting hall.
American Boy Scouts from Ohio arrive for the opening ceremony of the World Scout Jamboree at Marathon, Greece, Aug. 1, 1963.
Boy Scouts from High Point, N.C., relax and watch a fellow Scout hang up some freshly washed equipment at the Valley Forge, Pa., Jamboree, July 17, 1964. From left are: Edward White, Martine Neely, Joe Goldson and Milee Ingram.
These are two of the 5,000 Boy Scouts, (300 acres of them) gathered in Richmond this weekend for the biggest scouting event ever held in the state on April 24, 1964. Scouts from throughout the state are taking part in the Robert E. Lee Council event, designed to stimulate hiking and camping by scouts. A self-sufficient tent city has been set up on the state fair grounds. The "Council-Rama," open to the public, continues through Sunday afternoon.
Boy Scouts Jamboree, Valley Forge, Pa., July 18, 1964.
Boy Scouts Jamboree, Valley Forge, Pa., July 18, 1964.
Dub Cameron of Kermit, Tex., and Jay Don Rogers, Snyder, Tex., work on a 2x4 that will support their gateway at the Jamboree in Valley Forge, Penn., July 18, 1964. More that 52,000 boys are attending the sixth national Jamboree.
Boy Scouts at the Valley Forge Jamboree remember part of their Scout law, July 23, 1964. From left are David Mundie and Ian McMillan of Kenmore, Al Altendorfer, Buffalo; Terry Schultz, Kenmore: Wayne Snyder, Tonawanda: John Schull, Buffalo and Dave Jones, Tonawanda.
President Lyndon B. Johnson appears a bit entangled but he's actually receiving a Boy Scout neckerchief at the 6th Boy Scout Jamboree on July 23, 1964 at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. The President flew here and spoke to more than 52,000 Boy Scouts jammed on a hillside in a natural amphitheater. Making the presentation is Scout William Waller Jr., Nashville, Tennessee.
Rebel troops with guns move in armored vehicles in Saigon on Sept. 13, 1964 during coup against Vietnamese Premier Nguyen Khanh. At right are boy scouts on bicycles.
Richard Waller of Ft. Worth, Tex., a real Sioux Indian, demonstrates an Indian dance for some of the more than 4,500 Boy Scouts from all over the world attending the 50th anniversary conference of the Order of the Arrow on the Indiana University campus in Bloomington, Indiana, Aug. 31, 1965.
The 12th World Boy Scout Jamboree ends when scouts from 105 lands will taps together for the last time at Farragut State Park in Idaho, Aug. 9, 1967. A pageant which will include all 12,000 scouts in the cast will close the Jamboree.
Eagle Scout Randolph Rountree, 16, of San Angelo, Texas, presents President Nixon a fishing rod in White House ceremonies on Feb. 7, 1969 in Washington. Fifteen Bo Scouts and Explorers met with Nixon to kick off observance of Boy Scout Week, February 7-13. Irving J. Feist of Newark, N.J. President of Boy scouts of American, is at center.
Buffalo, New York scouts of Troop 39 at the 7th National Boy Scout Jamboree at Farragut State Park, Idaho, in July 1969, adjusting tent ropes and airing sleeping bags are, left to right: Peter Cross, Tom Kloc, Dave Jones, Dana Abendschean and Benny Eison.
One of the most popular attractions at the 7th National Boy Scout Jamboree at Farragut State Park, Idaho, is the archery range, July 19, 1969. The scouts receive instructions in the sport from experts. The Jamboree is being attended by scouts from all 50 states and 16 foreign countries.
Boy Scouts from the Tuscarora Council in eastern North Carolina march past the Capitol building during a visit to Washington on Oct. 25, 1969.
Boy Scouts from around the world gather around the sacred bonfire during the opening ceremony of the 13th world Jamboree held at the foot of Mount Fuji in central Japan, Aug. 2, 1971.
At the Brownsea Island exhibit of the Boy Scout Jamboree, regular Scouts are encouraged to try the activities demonstrated by the Brownsea boys. Tom Rolfing, 16 of Herman, Mo. found that crossing a rope bridge takes practice in Moraine State Park, Pennsylvania, Aug. 6, 1977.
Like nearly everything else in the temporary city of 29,000, the Post Office is in a tent in Moraine State Park, Penn., Aug. 8, 1977. Three of the volunteer workers sorting mail, include, Joseph Jones, a Baltimore public health worker, Paul Kramer, assistant attorney from Baltimore, and Randy Christenson, a high school wrestler from Estacada, Oregon.
Boy Scouts celebrate Washington’s Birthday at Federal Hall in New York City on Monday, Feb. 20, 1978.
President Ronald Reagan with Cub Scout Nathan Hadfield of Pleasant Grove, Utah, center, and the National Chief of the Order of the Arrow, Stephen Mimnaugh of Simsbury, Conn., takes part in a birthday luncheon at the White House, Washington, Friday, Feb. 8, 1985 in honor of the 75th birthday of the Boy Scouts of America.
Boy Scouts attending the National Boy Scout Jamboree, scurry to re-erect tents and other camping gear after a storm with gusting winds of up to the 50 mph swept through the Jamboree site at Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia on Thursday, July 26, 1985. The storm was part of the remnants of Tropical Storm Bob.
U.S. President George H. Bush walks through a group of Boy Scouts as he arrives at the 1989 National Boy Scout jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia, Monday, August 7, 1989. Bush spoke to the over 32,000 scouts and leaders.
Patricia and Nigel Fletcher (note he’s already a boy scout) and John Oswald, son of A. Lewis Oswald, Mayor of Hutchinson, Kansas, water the ponies on the Oswald Farm, a chore they do happily Oct. 30, 1940. The Fletcher children were sent to Oswald at his request by Eustace Fletcher, London Caterer, who sought a safe place for them.
Japanese Boy Scouts on the imperial palace grounds in Tokyo show their skill in scouting and handicraft in a performance that was witnessed by the royal family, Oct. 1, 1949.
Japanese Boy Scouts, 160 in number, watch California scouts from nearby Sacramento perform old Indian dances at top of the Heavenly Valley tramway overlooking Lake Tahoe in Stateline, California, Aug. 25, 1967. The scouts on their way home from the Jamboree in Idaho are visiting several places in California.
West German boys scouts participate in a charity program called "Flinke Haende - flinke Fuesse" (agile hands - agile feet) asking for money donations for underprivileged children in Esslingen, near Stuttgart, West Germany, April 13, 1969.
Five scouts and their leader arrived at the 7th National Boy Scout Jamboree after making the 2,286 mile trip from Sharon, Pa., to Farragut National Park by bike, July 16, 1969. The five scouts and their leader are left to right: Skip Siefert, 17, Dan Friedrich, 14, Thomas Amundsen, 13, Mark Jarocki, 14, Ted Miller, 20, and William H. Siefert, 40. The trip took the group four weeks and at least fifteen flat tires. The boys looked a bit worn out, having rested only one day en route, at Yellowstone Park. But each said he was feeling good enough to join the swimming and hiking activities of the more than 30,000 jamboree participants.
Four members of a Houston, Texas scout troop prepare to raise a banner advertising the advantages of living in their city. The boys are attending the 7th National Boy Scout Jamboree at Farragut State Park, Idaho, July 16, 1969. Left to right: Carlton Sylvester, 13, Craig Sandling, 15, Tim Fulton, 14, and Richard Faust, 15.
The Irish Scouts attending the Jamboree have a problem, one of their friends is missing. Eddie Lahiff, 15, and Conor Fitzgerald, 14, both of Shannon, wait outside the tent of Ludeen MacLu in Moraine State Park, Penn., Aug. 5, 1977, hoping the wee fellow will return. The leprechaun's camp site includes a tiny tent, a tree branch chair, an Irish flag and a pop-can can.
To celebrate the 75th anniversary year of Boy Scouting, 20 intrepid scouts hiked up stairways and elevators, camped out for three days on a rooftop 45 stories above San Francisco and took time for computer study, among more traditional camp activities, June 22, 1985. The scouts, ages 11 and up, came from various city troops.
President Bill Clinton talks to a group of Boy Scouts in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on July 31, 1993, after addressing a group of tourists on his deficit-reduction plan.
President Bush talks with Jordon Wade, 9, of Pittsburgh, Pa., during the presentation of the annual report by the Boy Scouts of America in the Oval Office Tuesday Feb. 12, 2002. Other scouts included in the ceremony are from, left to right, Joe Honious, 16, of Dayton, Ohio; Clay Capp, 18, of Nashville, Tenn.; Bush; Wade; National Venturing President Marissa Morgan, 19, of Winston-Salem, N.C.; Joshua Cudd, 12, of Conroe, Texas; Ryan Iwata, 12, of San Francisco. Not pictured is David Richey, 18, of Seattle, Wash.
Old Guard soldier Spec. Armando Zapata of San Diego, right, and Boy Scout Michael Kiko, of Arlington, Va., help place flags in front of every headstone at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Thursday, May 27, 2004 in preparation of Memorial Day. Troops in each arm of the Armed Forces will place more than 290,000 flags at every grave marker in Arlington National Cemetery to honor fallen soldiers.
Utah Boy Scouts carrying the flag up a hill in Salt Lake City, honoring the flag and the upcoming dedication of the Statue of Liberty, July 1, 1986. Garry Bryant - Deseret News Archives
Raising the flag at joint ceremonies of Parleys First and Fourth Wards Boy Scouts are, from left, Alberta Eastman, Guide Patrol Leader, and Wayne Cannon, Brent Pollard, Greg Davis, Steven Brinton, John Leverich, Wayne Rogers and John Day, July 3, 1962. Ralph T. Clark - Deseret News Archives
Boy Scouts and leaders from Troop 1 of Salt Lake City's Waterloo Ward ? the Church's first sponsored Scout troop ? gather for an outing at the mouth of Utah's Parleys Canyon.
Local Boy Scouts involved in Salt Lake City flag raising ceremony, July 4, 1991. Deseret News Archives
8-year-old Cub Scout, River Raleigh, climbs through the ropes course during the " Adventure Base 100" an event to celebrate the Boy Scouts of America's 100th Anniversary. The event took place at the South Towne Mall. September 24, 2010. (Michael Brandy, Deseret News).
Matt Fritz, 11, of Herriman, makes his way up the climbing wall at the Boy Scouts of America Jamboral at the Deseret Peak Complex & Miller Motorsports Park on Saturday, September 18, 2010. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)
More than 50,000 Boy Scouts and visitors watch an arena show at the National Scout Jamboree in Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia Saturday, July 31, 2010. Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News (Submission date: 07/31/2010)
More than 50,000 Boy Scouts and visitors watch an arena show at the National Scout Jamboree in Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia Saturday, July 31, 2010. Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News (Submission date: 07/31/2010)
Saturday June 2, 2000 Scouts listen to a museum employee tell them more about the museums dinosaur skeletons.