Boy Scouts celebrate 100th anniversary of congressional charter

Supporters and volunteers of the Dan Beard Council, Boy Scouts of America, gathered June 15 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the congressional charter for the BSA and William Howard Taft as Scouting’s first honorary president. Bob Taft, former governor of Ohio and great-grandson of William Howard Taft, was a special guest. Joining him were members of the Dan Beard Council board and members of the organization’s heritage club, the Second Century Society.

Congress grants charters to organizations with a patriotic, charitable, historical or educational purpose. Ninety-three  nonprofit organizations hold  such charters.

The event took place at the Taft Museum of Art, with Taft, Stettinius and Hollister as its sponsor.

Click on a thumbnail below to view photos from the event.

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