Duty to others

Doing your Good Turn each day, looking for people that could use a hand, and providing aid for community services are all ways to help others. Doing your part helps to make this a better world. We are obligated to help those that can not help themselves and helping with a cheerful spirit builds our own character.

It was just such an unselfish, fine spirited Good Turn to another by an unknown English boy which brought Scouting to America in the first place. The incident, now a tradition in the history of the Boy Scouts of America, is as follows:

William D. Boyce, the Chicago publisher had become lost in the heart of a London fog. A boy came to his aid and, after guiding the man, refused a tip, explaining that as a Scout he would not take a tip for doing a Good Turn. This gesture by an unknown Scout (1) inspired a meeting with Robert Baden-Powell, the British founder of the Boy Scouts. As a result, William Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America on February 8, 1910.

(1) "To the Unknown Scout Whose Faithfulness in the Performance of the Daily Good Turn Brought the Scout Movement to the United States of America."

Related Merit Badges required for Eagle Scouts

             Family Life                          Citzenship in the Community

Citzenship in the World
Emergency Prepardness        OR                 Life Saving