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Boy Scouts of America Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

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Boy Scouts of America Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

What are the Boy Scouts of America?
A: The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is one of the largest scouting organizations and youth organizations in the United States, with about 2.4 million youth participants and about one million adult volunteers.

When was the BSA founded?
A: In 1910.

Since then, how many Americans have been participants in BSA programs at some time?
A: About 110 million.

What is the mission of the BSA?
A: The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Youth are trained in what?
A: Responsible citizenship, character development, and self-reliance through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities, educational programs, and, at older age levels, career-oriented programs in partnership with community organizations.

For younger members, the Scout method is part of the program to instill typical Scouting values such as what?
A: Trustworthiness, good citizenship, and outdoors skills, through a variety of activities such as camping, aquatics, and hiking.

To further these outdoor activities, the BSA has four what?
A: High-adventure bases: Northern Tier (Minnesota, Manitoba, and Ontario), Philmont Scout Ranch (New Mexico), Sea Base (Florida), and Summit Bechtel Reserve (West Virginia), as well as close to a hundred separate camps and reservations specifically dedicated to scouts.

 
On February 1, 2019, the Boy Scouts of America officially renamed their flagship program, Boy Scouting, to what?
A: Scouts BSA to reflect their change of policy to allow girls to join (in sex-segregated troops).

The BSA operates traditional Scouting by chartering local organizations, such as churches, clubs, civic associations, or educational organization, to do what?
A: To implement the Scouting program for youth within their communities.

Units are led entirely by what?
A: Volunteers appointed by the chartering organization, who are supported by local councils using both, paid professional Scouters and volunteers.

With the migration of families from farms to cities, there were concerns among some people that young men were what?
A: No longer learning patriotism and individualism.

The YMCA was an early promoter of reforms for young men with a focus on what?
A: Social welfare and programs of mental, physical, social and religious development.

BSA had what two notable predecessors in the United States?
A: The Woodcraft Indians started by Ernest Thompson Seton in 1902 in Cos Cob, Connecticut, and the Sons of Daniel Boone founded by Daniel Carter Beard in 1905 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

In 1907, Robert Baden-Powell, founded the Scouting movement where?
A: In England using elements of Seton's works among other influences.

 
In 1909, Chicago publisher W. D. Boyce was visiting London, where he encountered a boy who came to be known as what?
A: The Unknown Scout.

Boyce was lost on a foggy street when an unknown Scout did what?
A: Came to his aid, guiding him to his destination.

The boy then refused Boyce's tip, explaining that he was what?
A: A Boy Scout and was merely doing his daily good turn.

Upon his return to the US what did Boyce do?
A: Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America on February 8, 1910.

Edgar M. Robinson and Lee F. Hanmer became interested in the nascent BSA and convinced Boyce to do what?
A: To turn the program over to the YMCA for development in April 1910.

Former president Theodore Roosevelt, who had long complained of the decline in American manhood, became what?
A: An ardent supporter.

In January 1911, Robinson turned the movement over to whom?
A: James E. West who became the first Chief Scout Executive and Scouting began to expand in the US.

 
The BSA's stated purpose at its incorporation in 1910 was what?
A: "To teach boys patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred values.

The current mission statement of the BSA is what?
A: To prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Boy Scouts of America is distinct in its use of what term?
A: "Scout Oath" rather than "Scout Promise".

What is the difference?
A: The difference is that while the former phrase implies that a Scout is making his promise before God, the latter phrasing indicates that the Scout makes his commitment in the presence of fellow human beings.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormon Church) was the first to do what?
A: To partner to sponsor Scouting in the United States, adopting the program in 1913 as part of its Mutual Improvement Association program for young men.

The BSA holds a congressional charter under Title 36 of the United States Code, which means what?
A: That it is one of the comparatively rare "Title 36" corporations in the United States.

On behalf of the BSA, Paul Sleman, Colin H. Livingstone, Ernest S. Martin, and James E. West successfully lobbied Congress for a federal charter for the BSA which what President of the US signed?
A: President Woodrow Wilson signed on June 15, 1916.

 
Cub Scouting is available to boys and girls from when?
A: Kindergarten through fifth grade.

Scouts BSA (formerly Boy Scouts) is the flagship program of the BSA for boys and girls of what ages?
A: Ages 11 to 18; 10-year-old boys and girls can join if they have completed fifth grade or if they have earned the Arrow of Light award.

Venturing is the program for whom?
A: Young men and women ages 14 to 21.

Sea Scouting is the program for young men and women ages 14 to 21 focused on what?
A: Nautical activities.

How many physically or mentally disabled Scouts are there throughout the United States?
A: There are about 100,000.

What is The Order of the Arrow?
A: It is the Scouting national honor society for experienced campers, based on American Indian traditions and is dedicated to the ideals of brotherhood and cheerful service.

How is it earned?
A: By living your life by the Scout Law.

Lone Scouting is a program designed for what?
A: To allow those who would otherwise not be able to become Scouts or Cub Scouts—usually due to residence in an overseas, isolated, or unsafe community—to participate in the Scouting experience.