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According to legend, American William Boyce (left) became lost in the famous London fog in 1909. A boy came to is aid, directing him to his destination, but refused the tip Boyce offered, saying that he was merely doing his dailty good turn. Boyce's interest was piqued, and he learned all he could about Scouting and brought it back to the United States. He founded the Boy Scouts of America just months later, on Feburary 8, 1910. The boy was never identified, and is now called "The Unknown Scout."
This scene, recreating the moment inspiring the creation of Scouting in America, appears in a video display during the closing arena show at Fort A.P. Hill as the Boy Scouts of America celebrates its 100th anniversary at the 2010 National Scout Jamboree at in Virginia.
Photo by Daniel M. Reck for Jamboree Today.
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From 2010 National Scout Jamboree