About the Boy Scouts



Our History

The Boy Scouts of America was founded on February 8, 1910 by a group of prominent Americans led by Chicago newspaper publisher W.D. Boyce.  Boyce received his chief inspiration from Lord Robert Baden-Powell, who founded Scouting in England in 1907.

In 1916 the Boy Scouts of America received a charter from the Sixty-Fourth Congress of the United States “to promote, through organization, and cooperation with other agencies, the ability of  boys to do things for themselves and others, to train them in Scout craft, and to teach them patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred virtues, using the methods which are now in common use by the Boy Scouts.”

In 1922, the Central Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America, was chartered by the National Council to implement a quality Scouting program to all youth in its geographic area.  The council is incorporated in the State of Florida.

Scouting has grown in meeting the needs of today’s youth.  Many of our community leaders credit their Scouting background for their progress, exemplary character and citizenship.

Today’s program begins with boys and girls in the first grade and includes young men and women in the high school aged Exploring program.  Teaching youth and adults to make value judgments and the importance of traditional values continue to make the Scouting program strong.

The leadership of the council is dedicated to continue to expand the Scouting movement and to continue to be a proactive organization.

The Central Florida Council serves the youth of Brevard, Flagler, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Volusia counties.

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Central Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America
1951 South Orange Blossom Trail, Suite 102, Apopka, FL 32703
407-889-4406 Fax
General Delivery Email: cfc@cfcbsa.org
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