"We never fail when we try to do our duty, we always fail when we neglect to do it.” - Robert Baden-Powell
On this day 111 years ago, British war hero Robert Baden-Powell published the first installment of “Scouting For Boys”, the handbook that became the genesis for the Boy Scouts of America. The book’s success inspired Baden-Powell to teach a troop of adolescent boys about outdoor life, conservation, and most importantly, good citizenship. Boy Scout troops quickly started appearing all over England, and the club soon made its way overseas to America. More than a century later, various scouting organizations are active in 216 countries, with a global membership of over 31 million.