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Dakota Datebook: William Boyce, Boy Scouts founder


February 14, 2022

Dakota Datebook written by Merry Helm.

It was on February 8 in 1910 that William Dickson Boyce founded the Boy Scouts of America. His mission was instigated a year earlier when he got lost in a thick London fog.

A young man did him a “good turn” and helped him find his way. But when Boyce offered him a tip, the boy refused it, saying he was merely doing his duty as a Boy Scout. Boyce was so...

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