Boy Scouts of America incorporated on February 8. Baden-Powell visits America to talk with leaders. President Taft becomes first honorary president of the BSA; Theodore Roosevelt first honorary vice-president.
Boys' Life magazine becomes official publication.
James E. West, Chief Scout Executive, secures the rights for the American printing of the British Wolf Cub's Handbook for sale to U.S. Wolf Cub packs.
The National Executive Board proposes "adoption of a younger boy program at the earliest date, should be kept entirely distinct from Scouting, should prepare for graduation into the Scout movement."
A portion of a Laura Spelman Rockefeller grant of $50,000 supports a research and development project on the younger boy program. Dr. Huber William Hurt named full-time executive for the committee.
The National Executive Board approves demonstration Cub units.
The National Executive Board approves the Cub program "controlled experiment" as of February 10. The board authorizes Cub packs to register with the BSA starting April 1. Uniforms for boys are issued ($6.05 complete) and 5,102 boys and 1,433 pack leaders in 243 packs are registered during the first year.
First Cubmaster's Pack Book andDen Chief's Den Book.
"Experimental" restrictions removed as of May 25th; Cubbing to be "aggressively promoted as a part of the Boy Scout program."
Registration of den mothers made "optional"; before this year, den mothers not permitted to register.
First Den Mother's Den Book.Cubmobile racer introduced.
Pow wows and roundtables begin in many councils.
Themes introduced into Cubbing.
Webelos rank created for 11-year-old boys with the Lion badge.
Boys allowed rank corresponding to age if late entry into the program (no need for catch-up).
In program literature, first reference by name to blue and gold banquet. Packs sell War Bonds and War Stamps.
Literature and uniform shortages due to wartime priorities. Packs collect grease, newspapers, and milkweed floss for the war effort. Many packs have Victory Garden programs.
"Cubbing" changed to "Cub Scouting."
Uniform revision: long trousers for boys.
All den mothers must register with the BSA (registration optional previously).
Age levels for Cub Scouting changed to 8, 9, and 10, with boys entering Boy Scouting at 11. At the end of the 20th year, for the first time Cub Scouting has more than a million boys registered at some time during the year, a 25 percent gain over the previous year.
Cub Scout Promise changed to add the line "to do my duty to God and my country."
First pinewood derby held in California.
Webelos den created for 10-year-old boys.
Pinewood derby becomes part of Cub Scout program. More than two million Cub Scouts are registered during the year for the first time.
Webelos day camp program introduced. First Cub Scouting books in Braille.
Increased emphasis on Cub Scouting for boys with disabilities.
Golden Jubilee of Scouting and 30th Anniversary of Cub Scouting in the United States.
National Summertime Pack Award created to encourage year-round Cub Scouting. Cub Scout Swim Plan introduced.
For the first time Cub Scouting breaks through the three-million mark for boys registered during the year.
Cub Scout advancement program overhauled. Lion rank discontinued in favor of new Webelos Scout program.
National Executive Board approves Cub Scout day camps. Membership fees increase to $2 for adults and $1 for boys.
Project SOAR (Save Our American Resources) launched throughout Scouting.
Cub Scout Promise drops "to be square"; adds "to help other people."
Cub Scouts account for 51 percent of BSA youth membership.
Women could now serve as Cubmasters and assistant Cubmasters.
Cub Scout program year changed to coincide with the school year.
Five ranks established in Cub Scouting: Bobcat, Wolf, Bear, Webelos, Arrow of Light Award.
Golden Jubilee of Cub Scouting in the United States. The 30 millionth Cub Scout since 1930 is registered. The first Cub Scout Action Books for boys in low-income, rural, and Hispanic areas.
The 75th Anniversary of World Scouting. Tiger Cubs BSA introduced at National Council meeting in Atlanta.
Extended camping approved for Webelos Scouts.
The 75th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America. New Cub Scout Sports program.
Cub Scouting expands to serve all elementary school grades. Webelos program expands to two years to include fourth-grade and fifth-grade boys.
BSA Family program developed.
Webelos Woods introduced to aid in Webelos-to-Scout transition. Tiger Tracks introduced.
World Crest emblem approved for wear by all Scouts and Scouters.
Cub Scout Academics introduced. Ethics in Action program. It Happened to Me Youth Protection video. Guide to Safe Scoutingcreated.
Pack charters extend to include Tiger Cubs.
National Den Award introduced.
Tiger Mania. Tiger Cub groups become dens. Boys' Life creates Cub Scout edition.
Cub Scout Academics and Sports program opens to Tiger Cubs.
Pack family camping approved. "Climb on Safely" introduced to allow Cub Scouts to climb and rappel in a controlled environment.
Character Connections and Core Values introduced. Wood Badge for the 21st Century for all leaders in Scouting. Tiger Cub rank introduced.
Age-appropriate guidelines adopted. Leave No Trace Frontcountry Guidelines and Leave No Trace Award introduced.
Character Connections activities included as part of Cub Scout advancement requirements.
National "Good Turn for America" launched. 75th Anniversary Award and Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award introduced. A new Cub Scout Hispanic outreach initiative known as Soccer and Scouting is launched.
Cub Scouting celebrates its 75th Anniversary: "75 Years of Fun, Family, and Friends."