At International Skating and Fun Center in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey we have always honored and appreciated the dedication and determination of the scouts of America. Both Boy and Girl Scouts uphold an honor code that creates more upstanding individuals and makes better citizens over all. We would like to honor the Boy Scouts of America by recognizing National Boy Scout Day on February 13th and 14th by giving away free skating admission to every scout who wears their sash.
A Brief History of the Boy Scouts of America
The Boy Scouts were founded in 1907 in England by Robert Baden-Powell, and incorporated in the United States in 1910. There were several key players in the founding and growing of the Boy Scouts in America including: William D. Boyce, Daniel Carter Beard, Ernest Thompson Seton, and James E. West. All of these integral leaders formed what is today known as The Boy Scouts of America.
The Boy Scouts were formed in an effort to provide young men the opportunity to have a constructive way to use their energy, as well as make a meaningful contribution to society. There were several organizations with similar goals during this time, but what made the Boy Scouts unique is the actions of William Boyce.
- Established the organization in Washington, DC instead of Chicago
- Recruited key professionals, such as the YMCS, to design and operate the program
- Provided funding for the infant organization
Through Boyce’s determination and tenacity, the Boy Scouts of America came to fruition.
So, if you’re part of a Boy Scout troop, bring your sash and receive free admission to our skating rink on February 13th and 14th!