They're one of the largest youth organizations in the United States, and now they are celebrating a milestone.
The Boy Scouts of America are celebrating their 100th anniversary this year.
To commemorate the event, we decided to put together a quiz.
The questions start out easy, but get harder. See how much you know about this special organization.
We'll start easy:
Question 1: What year were the Boy Scouts founded?
The answer to Question 1 is B. 1910. Since the Boy Scouts are celebrating 100 years this year, their founding year would be 1910.
Question 2: Who founded the Boy Scouts of America?
A. Daniel Boone
B. Robert Baden-Powell
C. W.D. Boyce
D. Ernest Thompson Seton
The answer to Question 2 is C. W. D. Boyce. Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America on February 8, 1910, after encountering a Scout while lost in London and meeting with the British founder of the Boy Scouts.
Question 3: What is the second line of the Scout Oath?
A. To do my duty to God and my country
B. To help other people at all times
C. To obey the Scout Law
D. To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight
The answer to Question 3 is A. To do my duty to God and my country. The full Scout Oath is:
On my honor, I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country;
To obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.
Question 4: What is the official youth magazine of the Boy Scouts?
B. Scout's Life
C. Boys' Life
D. Scout's Honor
The answer to Question 4 is C. Boys' Life. Boys' Life Magazine
became the official magazine for the Boy Scouts of America in 1912.Question 5: What is the rank before Eagle?
The answer to Question 5 is A. Life. Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouts of America. The ranks before Eagle are Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, and Life.
Now we're going to get a little tougher on you.
Question 6: Who is the only President who was an Eagle Scout?
A. George H.W. Bush
B. Gerald Ford
C. Jimmy Carter
D. Ronald Reagan
The answer to question 6 is B. Gerald Ford. President Gerald Ford is quoted as saying, "One of the proudest moments of my life came in the court of honor when I was awarded the Eagle Scout badge. I still have that badge. It is a treasured possession."
Question 7: What must a scout go through to become a member of the "Order of the Arrow"?
A. The Celebration
B. The Ordeal
C. The Brotherhood
D. The Ceremony
The answer to Question 7 is B. The Ordeal. According to the Order of the Arrow website , "The induction ceremony, called the Ordeal, is the first step toward full membership in the Order. During the experience, candidates maintain silence, receive small amounts of food, work on camp improvement projects, and sleep apart from other campers. The entire experience is designed to teach significant values."
Question 8: What does the "Totin' Chip Card" represent?
A. Certificate to operate power tools
B. Certificate carry a hunting knife
C. Certificate to carry and use woods tools
D. Certificate to carry and use an axe
The answer to Question 8 is C. Certificate to carry and use woods tools. In order to receive the Totin' Chip Card and badge, a Scout must demonstrate responsibility, safety, and understanding while using woods tools.
Question 9: How many points does the Scout Law have?
The answer to Question 9 is D. 12.
A Scout is:
Final Question: Why do Scouts have to wear their uniforms while they're out in public?
A. Personal accountability
B. They don't have to
C. So the elderly know who to ask for help
D. To show unity with other Scouts
The answer to Question 10 is B. They don't have to
. There is no requirement that Scouts wear their uniforms in public. Scouts are required to wear uniforms during ceremonies, meetings, and other Scout gatherings.
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