Years of Scouting in Grapevine!
marks 100 years since Mayor Benjamin Richard Wall traveled to
and returned with the Boy Scouts of America Charter #7 for
Troop 7 looks forward to meeting past Troop 7 Scouts and
leaders and learning more about our history this Centennial
year. Let's celebrate!
City proclaims May 11 2013 - Boy
Scout Troop 7 Day
May 11 2013, Downtown Grapevine Centennial Celebration
While you are here, take a few moments to view our
Grapevine and Troop 7 Celebrate 100 years of Scouting
Centennial recognized by Governor, Senate and House!
Facts & Stories, Photos
you a past Troop 7 Scout or Scouter? We would
love to hear from you. We are interested in stories, photos and other
Please drop us a line at Centennial@Troop7Texas.org
Scouting movement was founded by Robert S.S. Baden-Powell
in England in 1908. In 1909, Chicago publisher William D.
his way in a dense London fog. A boy came to his aid and,
guiding the man, refused a tip, explaining that as a Scout he would not
take a tip for doing a Good
gesture by an unknown Scout inspired a meeting with Robert
Baden-Powell. As a result, William Boyce incorporated the Boy
Scouts of America on February 8, 1910, which was chartered by
United States Congress in 1916.
Scouts of America was incorporated to
program for community organizations that offers effective character
building, citizenship and personal fitness training for youth.
Specifically, the BSA endeavors to develop American citizens who are
physically, mentally, and morally fit; have a high degree of
self-reliance as evidenced in such qualities as initiative, courage,
and resourcefulness: have personal values based on religious concepts;
have the desire and skills to help others; understand the principle of
the American social, economic, and governmental systems; are
knowledgeable about and take pride in their American heritage and
understand our nation's role in the world; have a keen respect for the
basic rights of all people; are prepared to participate in and give
leadership to American society.
has three specific objectives, commonly referred to as the "Aims of
Scouting.'' They are character development, citizenship training and
Blan, who has been our Scoutmaster since 2007 became an Eagle Scout at
the age of 14. He has been involved in Scouting most of his
and stays true to the methods and principles of Scouting, leading a
troop that focuses on the leadership developmental needs of each
Learn more about what it means to Be
A Scout: Boy
Scouts of America