Tag Archives: James E West

By Utah National Parks Council
Nov 30, 2015

Where Will Your Heart Be on #GivingTuesday?

Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday, the day after Cyber Monday and Black Friday weekend. With BSA’s long standing record of helping shape character and citizenship in America’s youth, we are a natural choice for your heart’s gift. On December 1, 2015, with your help we will continue our record of service by helping Scouts become the leaders of the future.Read on to discover […]

By Darryl Alder
Dec 27, 2014

James E West, Man of Self-Determination

In this second day of Kwanzaa, the focus is Self-Determination (Kujichagulia ): To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves, and speak for ourselves. One of the best examples of self-determination is found in the life of Dr. James E. West who was a lawyer and an advocate of children’s rights, and who become the first  Chief […]

By Boy Scouts of America
Oct 21, 2014

Baden-Powell’s Legacy

The Beginning of Scouting Scouting’s history goes back to the turn of the 20th century to a British Army officer, Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell. While stationed in India, he discovered that his men did not know basic first aid or the elementary means of survival in the outdoors. Baden-Powell realized he needed to teach his […]