Sons of Union Veterans of The Civil War
Office of the Commander-in-Chief
LEO F KENNEDY
43 BEVERLY CIRCLE
GREENVILLE , RHODE ISLAND 02828
General Order #14
10 July 2010
This year, the Boy Scouts of America are celebrating their 100th anniversary. As presented at our 128th National Encampment, we, the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, offer our congratulations to the Boy Scouts of America for their 100 years of teaching patriotism and leadership to young Americans.
A Resolution Honoring the 100th Anniversary of the
Founding of the Boy Scouts of America
Whereas Lieutenant General Robert S. S. Lord Baden-Powell established the World Scouting Movement at Brownsea Island in the United Kingdom on 1 August 1907,
And, Whereas William D. Boyce, Ernest Thompson Seaton, and Daniel Carter Beard, recognizing the potential value of Scouting ideals, values, methods, and practices to American young men, established the Boy Scouts of America on 8 February 1910,
And, Whereas the BSA has taught the values of Americanism and patriotism to over 110 million boys, who have contributed hundreds of millions of hours of selfless service to their communities, states, and nation on their way to adulthood,
And, Whereas BSA programs have taught generations of young men that “on my honor, I will do my best, to do my duty, to God and my country”; to be “trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent”; and to “be prepared” and “do a good turn daily,”
And, Whereas the BSA courageously resists social forces that attempt to undermine its century-old mission to create young men who are “physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight,”
And, Whereas the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War recognizes that the continued success of the BSA is vital to the creation of future citizens of great character who will be needed to defend the American Union and Republic,
And, Whereas the SUVCW, recognizing in the values of Scouting the core American values of Fraternity, Charity and Loyalty it promotes, as well as patriotism and community service,
And, Whereas the SUVCW promotes Scouting directly through its Eagle Scout Certificate Program and indirectly through its many members who volunteer, or have volunteered, as adult leaders of the BSA and support it through time, finances, and other ways,
Now, therefore, the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, in National Encampment Assembled, does hereby salute the Boy Scouts of America on its Centennial Birthday; extend its thanks for 100 years of faithful service to the youth of the United States; encourage its continued promotion of physical, mental, and moral fitness; and reaffirm its commitment to support the goals of the BSA through its Eagle Scout Certificate Program and the volunteer participation of its Brothers as adult leaders and supporters of the BSA.
Ordered this 10th Day of July, 2010.
Leo F. Kennedy
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
National Order, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War