CASPER, Wyo. — The Boy Scouts of America was founded on Feb. 8, 1910. The Greater Wyoming Council, Boy Scouts of America is celebrating their 100th anniversary in February.
The Casper City Council recognized the Greater Wyoming Council, Boy Scouts of America during their Tuesday, Feb. 4 meeting.
Two Casper Boy Scout troops attended the meeting. Casper Mayor Charlie Powell read a proclamation noting the contributions the scouts have made to the community over the years.
The scouts note the history of the program in an event description.
“On February 8, 1910, William Dickson Boyce filed papers of incorporation, and the Boy Scouts of America was born,” the Greater Wyoming Council, Boy Scouts of America says. “Since its inception 110 years ago the Boy Scouts of America has had a long history of making a positive impact in its membership, the communities they serve, and the world around them.”
They’ll be celebrating the anniversary with an event at the Campbell County Rockpile Museum from 10 am-4 pm on Saturday, Feb. 8.
“To help commemorate the 110 years of scouting, there will be interactive stations set up both indoors and outdoors at the museum,” the event description says. “Come wind, rain, sun, or snow this event will go on as that is all part of the fun. Stay as little or as long as you like at each station. Our stations are designed to meet some or all of the requirements of specific Merit Badges. A detailed station list will be posted to this event page as we get closer to the day of the event.”
“Not a current scout? Don’t worry, this event is for all ages and abilities. Even ‘former’ or ‘retired’ scouts will enjoy taking part in these interactive experiences. Also, there will be members of the Greater Wyoming Council, Boy Scouts of America – East District here to help you find out more about joining Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts.”