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Boy Scouts: ‘Prepared’ for another 112 years!

PHOTO PROVIDED - Robert "Mac" Trask's 1937 Jamboree uniform.

February is Scout History Month because the original incorporation happened on Feb. 8, 1910. While primarily known as a character-building organization, its origins are from the military use of scouting or reconnaissance about the terrain, strengths and movements of the enemy, all without being detected or caught. These skills are collectively called woodcraft or scoutcraft and include tracking, stalking, foraging, making smokeless fires, and leaving no sign to give oneself away.

The man credited most for the formation of the youth program . . .

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