Kenosha Scouting History Timeline
Troop 507 / SEWisc Council history in YELLOW

1844 YMCA Founded in London
1850 Daniel Carter Beard Born
1857 Robert Baden Powell Born
1860 Ernest Thompson Seton Born
1865 Rudyard Kipling Born
1876 First Boy's Club established in New York City
1882 American Boys Handybook written by Daniel Carter Beard
1894 Jungle Book written by Rudyard Kipling
1899 Aids To Scouting published
1902 Woodcraft Indians founded by Ernest Thompson Seton
1905 Sons of Daniel Boone started by Daniel Carter Beard
1906 Boy's Clubs Founded
1907 Brownsea Island experiment
1908 Scouting For Boys published
1910 First BSA camp held at Silver Bay, Lake George, N.Y.
1910 BSA Incorporated on February 8
1910 Campfire Girls founded
1910 First mention of Boy Scouts in Kenosha.  A newspaper article explaining Boy Scouts Sept 22
1911 BSA National Scout Office opens in New York with 7 employees
1911 January 5 The "Otter Patrol" of the BSA was organized at the First Congregational Church
                Januay 10  later to be assigned the Troop Number 7, by the Kenosha Council in 1917
1911 Handbook For Boys published
1911 First Heroism awards presented
1912 BSA in Kenosha interested in Movement of Organization of a State Scout Reservation.  Kenosha was the                        First City to organize Scouting and it's membership is in the hundreds.  Location of the Scout                          Reservation is Bonnie View by Valley Junction - Kenosha Telegraph-Courier July 4, 1912
1912 Scouts enrolled from every State
1912 April First Troop in Racine organized by T. S. Reese
1912 First National Good Turn: A Sane and Safe Fourth of July
1912 Baden-Powell marries Olave Soames
1912 Boy's Life purchased
1912 Sea Scouting becomes part of BSA
1912 First Eagle Scout
1912 Girl Scouts of America founded
1913 First issue of Boy's Life March 3
1913 First local councils chartered
1913 Indian Mound Scout Reservation Formed outside Oconomowoc
1913 Scouting Magazine created
1913 Handbook For Scoutmasters published
1914 The troop committee plan developed
1914 The first William T. Hornaday medal awarded
1914 March 25 Frst Troop in Burlington is organized and chartered to the Plymouth Church
1915 The Lone Scouts of America organized by William Boyce
1915 Order of the Arrow founded in Philidelphia
1915 57 merit badge books issued
1916 Federal Charter granted by Congress on June 15
1916 BSA constitution and by-laws adopted
1917 Organization of the Kenosha Council – June 28th
1917 Veteran Scout established
1917 BSA begins home-front service, "Help win the war"
1917  - September 27 Nine Kenosha Boy Scout Troops (numbered 1-9) in existence to aid in the war effort.  The nine Troops were:
Troop 1: Frank School
Troop 2: St. James School
Troop 3: Frank School
Troop 4: Bain School
Troop 5: Lincoln School
Troop 6: Chamber of Commerce (Southport Troop)
Troop 7: Congregational Church / Durkee School
Troop 8: Columbus School
Troop 9: Weiskopf School
1918 BSA rendered Nation-wide first-aid service in influenza epidemic
1918 May Organization of the Racine Council (with 10 Troops in existance)
1918 Standards established for Boy Scout camps
1919 First Wood Badge course held at Gilwell Park near London, England
1919 First annual National Boy Scout Week conducted
1919 Kenosha Council's first Eagle Scout
1920 First World Jamboree in Olympia, London, England attended by 301 American Scouts for a total of 8,000 Scouts from 34 countries.
1920 Baden-Powell made Chief Scout of the World
1920 Scout International Bureau established in London
1921 "New York Times" inaugurated Sunday Boy Scouts section
1923 International left handclasp adopted
1924 Lone Scouts of America merged with BSA
1924 International Scout constitution and by-laws adopted
1924 Troop 7's first Eagle Scout - H. Cafferton
1924 2nd World Jamboree in Copenhagen, Denmark attended by 56 American Scouts for a total of 4,500 Scouts from 22 countries
1924 "Every Scout a Swimmer" campaign started
1925 Boy Scouts of America membership exceeds 1 million
1925 Junior Assistant Scoutmaster position created
1926 Silver Buffalo first presented, the first to Baden-Powell and the second to the unknown Scout
1926 YMCA Indian Guides program started.
1927 First major revision of Handbook for Boys
1927 Eagle Palms introduced
1927 Kenosha Council enolarged to accomodate the rest of the County
1927 National office moved to 2 Park Avenue in New York
1928 Sea Scout, Paul Siple, accompanies Admiral Byrd to the Antarctic
1929 Registration of all Scouters authorized
1929 Camp Oh-da-ko-ta is donated by Charles Nash – 73 acres
1929 3rd World Jamboree in Arrowe Park, Birkenhead, England attended by 1,300 American Scouts for a total of 50,000 Scouts from 73 countries
1930 Cubbing started
1930 Racine Troops 4,6,13,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,28,33 organized
1931 First Silver Beaver awards presented by local councils
1931 First religious award established by the Roman Catholic Church
1932 Mortimer L. Schiff Memorial Scout Reservation presented to BSA
1933 4th World Jamboree in Godollo, Hungary attended by 406 American Scouts for a total of 26,000 Scouts from 46 countries
1933 Schiff Scout Reservation established
1933 Exploring and Rovering programs authorized
1934 Order of the Arrow program approved
1934 Scouts answer FDR's request to collect food & clothing for needy
1934 September  Troop 22 organized and chartered to MacWhyte
1935 Silver Jubilee of Scouting
1935 National Jamboree cancelled due to epidemic of infantile paralysis
1935 Scout Leaders' Rescue Squad was created as a result of a 1929 accident on the North Shore Line
1935 Membership passes 1,000,000
1935 Senior Scouting introduced for older boys
1936 Camp Chippecotten donated to Racine Council
1936 First Wood Badge courses held in USA following English syllabus
1936 New Handbook For Scoutmasters published
1937 1st National Jamboree, Washington, DC attendance 27,232
1937 5th World Jamboree in Vogelenzang, Holland  attended by 814 American Scouts for a total of  29,000 Scouts from 54 countries
1937 Troop 7 moves its charter to St. Mark’s Catholic Church
1938 Waite Phillips gives BSA 36,000 acres in NM for Philturn Rockymountain Scoutcamp
1939 Philturn Rockeymountain Scoutcamp opens
1939 Air Scouting added
1940 Royalties from Berlin's "God Bless America" finance urban Scouting
1941 Scouts begin campaign selling Defense Bonds and Stamps
1941 Webelos rank created in Cubbing
1941 Philturn renamed Philmont Scout Ranch
1941 Baden-Powell passes away
1941 "Uncle Dan" Beard passes away
1942 Scouts start recycling campaign for war effort
1943 James West retires
1943 First Silver Antelope awards presented by a region
1943 First Blue and Gold banquet
1943 Long trousers and Scout cap introduced for Boy Scouts
1944 Word Fellowship Fund started to help Scouting in wartorn nations
1945 Cubbing changed to Cub Scouting
1947 Camp Freeman donated to Racine Council
1947 Long trousers introduced for Cubs
1947 6th World Jamboree in Molsson, France attended by 1,151 American Scouts for a total of 24,000 Scouts from 38 countries
1948 1st BSA Wood Badge course held at Schiff, 2nd course held at Philmont
1948 James West passes away
1949 Explorer Scouting established from Senior Scouting program
1949 Scouts age limits lowered to 8 for Cub Scouts, 11 for Boy Scouts, and 14 for Explorers
1950 2nd National Jamboree, Valley Forge, PA attendance 47,163
1950 The Statue of Liberty was dedicated to the city of Kenosha by the Boy Scouts
1950 First Boy Scout stamp issued by the Post Office
1951 Camp Deerhaven given to the Kenosha Council
1951 7th World Jamboree in Bad Ischel, Austria attended by 700 American Scouts for a total of  13,000 Scouts from  41 countries
1952 BSA conducts national get-out-the-vote campaign
1952 Quonset hut at Camp Oh-da-ko-tah is donated by the Dynamark Corp.
1953 Pioneer Village established at Camp Oh-da-ko-ta
1953 3rd National Jamboree, Irving Ranch, CA attendance 45,401
1954 National office moves to New Jersey
1954 National Conservation Good Turn
1954 Webelos Dens introduced to provide a bridge to Boy Scouts
1955 100,000 chartered units reached
1955 First Pinewood Derby
1955 8th World Jamboree in Niagra-on-the-Lake, Canada attended by 1,500 Americam Scouts for a total of  11,000 Scouts from 71 countries
1956 Snap-on donates 19 acres of land (Coon Valley) to Camp Oh-da-ko-ta
1956 Naval Reserve created waterfront and cabins at Camp Oh-da-ko-ta
1956 BSA conducts national get-out-the-vote campaign
1957 4th National Jamboree, Valley Forge, PA attendance 50,100
1957 9th World Jamboree in Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, England attended by 1,700 American Scouts  for a total of  32,000 Scouts from 82 countries
1957 50th anniversary of the world Boy Scout movement celebrated
1957 Dec 3 Kenosha Council moves to new headquarters at 6036 - 8th Avenue
1958 BSA distributes Civil Defense emergency handbooks
1958 First Troop units in Union Grove organized T53, P153
1959 Kenosha Troop 45 organized and chartered to the Kenosha Evening News
1959 Bobcat pin introduced
1959 Scouting magazine begins using full color
1959 May 19 Racine Council office land purchased on Northwestern Avenue
1959 Modern Exploring program introduced
1959 10th World Jamboree in Laguna, Phillipine Islands attended by 309 American Scouts  for a total of 12,000 Scouts from 44 countries
1960 Carl Johnson Cabin built at Camp Oh-da-ko-ta
1960 BSA's Golden Jubilee, commemorative stamp issued by Post Office
1960 Jan 27 Pack 39 organized and chartered to St. Cazimers
1960 The Johnston Historial Museum in New Brunswick, N.J. dedicated 
1960 5th National Jamboree, Colorado Springs, CO attendance 53,378
1960 BSA conducts national get-out-the-vote campaign
1961 Western part of Camp Oh-da-ko-ta is purchased (97 acres) Administration / Trading Post Building is constructed
1961 BSA Inter-Racial Service begins projects in public housing
1962 First National Explorer Delegate Conference held in Ann Arbor, MI
1962 Post 6 organized and chartered to Wisconsin Telephone Company
1962 July Northwoods land donated by Lyle foundation to Racine Council 640 acres
1962 Camp Chipecotten sold
1963 11th World Jamboree in Marathon, Greece attended by 621 American Scouts for  a total of  14,000 Scouts from 88 countries
1964 6th National Jamboree, Valley Forge, PA attendance 52,000
1965 Inner-City Rural Program launched
1967 Jan 2 Racine Council Purchased Camp Ka-Ha-Gon for use as a day camp
1967 BSA Wood Badge change emphasis from Scout skills to leadership
1967 Commemorative tribute statue in front of White House dedicated November 7th
1965 500,000th Eagle badge presented
1966 Revised charter and by-laws adopted
1967 Ernest Thompson Seton Library and museum at Philmont dedicated
1967 Troop 161 was organized
1967 Updated Cub Scout program introduced. Lion rank discontinued, Webelos Scout program begun
1967 12th World Jamboree, Farragut State Park, Idaho  attended by 4,435 American Scouts  for a total of 12,000 Scouts from 105 countries
1969 Girls eligible to participate as non-registered Explorer Scouts
1969 7th National Jamboree, Farragut State Park, ID attendance 35,000
1970 First National Explorer Olympics held at Colorado State Univ.
1971 Nov 1 Racine and Kenosha Councils merge.  Camps Ka-ha-gon and Deerhaven sold
1971 Mascoutens Lodge #8 is formed from Oh-da-ko-ta Lodge #153 and Chippecotton Lodge #524
1971 Cub Scout promise drops to be square and adds to help other people
1971 SOAR (Save Our American Resources) program began
1971 Maine National High Adventure Area opened
1971 Exploring magazine published
1971 Silver Buffalo awarded to President Richard Nixon
1971 Girls eligible to register as full fledged Explorer Scouts
1971 First Cub Scout Woodbadge course
1971 13th World Jamboree, Asagiri Heights near Fujinomiya City, Japan attended by 7,947 American Scouts for a total of  24,000 Scouts from 87 countries
1971 First Silver World awards presented by BSA for international service
1972 New Scout Handbook removes outdoor skill requirements for 1st Class
1972 Improved Scouting program introduced
1972 Operation Reach against drug abuse introduced
1973 8th National Jamboree, Farragut State Park, ID and Moraine State Park, PA attendance 64,000
1973 Updated Cub Socut program introduced
1973 Washington, D.C. bureau established to represent National office
1973 National Eagle Scout Association formed
1974 BSA starts weekend Wood Badge courses
1974 First woman elected national Explorer president
1975 14th World Jamboree, Lillehammer, Norway attended by 2,500 American Scouts for a total of  17,000 Scouts from 91 countries
1976 First Cub Scout Trainer Wood Badge course held in Alabama
1976 BSA allows women to attend Wood Badge
1976 Women allowed to become Cubmasters
1977 9th National Jamboree, Moraine State Park, PA attendance 28,600
1978 Local Council camps made available for family camping
1978 Revised God and Country program announced
1978 Age restrictions removed for severely handicapped Scouts
1978 Outdoor skill reinstated for 1st Class rank
1979 The Official Boy Scout Handbook reflects return of outdoor emphasis
1979 National Headquarters moved to Irving, Texas
1979 15th World Jamboree in Iran canceled
1979 Cub Scout Trainers Wood Badge approved
1980 New uniforms designed by Oscar de la Renta
1980 50th anniversary of Cub Scouting
1980 Fire destroys second floor of the National offices
1980 Eastern distribution center moves to North Carolina
1980 BSA distributes national census fliers
1981 10th National Jamboree, Fort A.P.Hill, VA attendance 29,765
1981 New Scoutmaster Handbook issued
1981 Murray, Kentucky picked as the site for Boy Scout Museum
1982 Career Awareness Exploring becomes official
1982 Prepare for Today program started for latchkey children
1982 Tiger Cubs introduced
1982 The Cub Scout Leader Book published to replace five different leader books
1982 The 1,000,000th Eagle Scout registered
1982 Shaping Tommorrow project introduced
1983 15th World Jamboree, Kananaskis Country, Canada attended by 3,936 American Scouts for a total of  15,600 Scouts from 102 countries
1984 The third edition of the Fieldbook published
1984 Family Camping Association started
1984 Varsity Scouting launched
1985 11th National Jamboree, Fort A.P.Hill, VA attendance 32,615
1987 Anti-Drug Campaign
1987-88 16th World Jamboree, Cataract Park, Sydney, Australia attended by 3,063 American Scouts for a total of 14,634 Scouts from 98 countries
1988 First Scouting For Food
1989 Venture Program introduced
1989 12th National Jamboree, Fort A.P.Hill, VA attendance 32,717
1990 Pope John Paul presented with BSA's Distinguished Citizen of the World Commendation
1990 10th edition of Boy Socut handbook introduced
1990 Center for Professional Development opened in Westlake , TX
1991 Learning For Life Introduced
1991 17th World Jamboree, Soraksan National Park, South Korea attended by 1,010 American Scouts totaling 19,083 Scouts from 135 countries
1991 Ethics In Aciton Introduced
1991 BSA Family program introduced
1991 Conservation Handbook published
1991 Trail Boss program developed
1992 Six BSA regions reduced to four
1992 William Green Bar Bill Hillcourt passes away
1992 Cub Scout Academics program started
1993 13th National Jamboree, Fort A.P.Hill, VA attendance 32,000
1995 18th World Jamboree. Holland with total attendance of 29,066 Scouts from 166 countries
1995 Oct 30 DIning Hall at Camp Oh-Da-Ko-Tah burns
1995 Chapel at Camp Oh-Da-Ko-Tah is donated by Jockey
1995-1997 Teepee, Fort Dakota and Ranger's House are built at Camp Oh-Da-Ko-Tah
1997 14th National Jamboree, Fort A.P.Hill, VA
1998 November New Dining Hall at Camp Oh-Da-Ko-Tah is donated by SC Johnson
1999 19th World Jamboree, Picarquin, Chili