An experimental Wood Badge course was conducted in along with a Rover Wood Badge Course— both were based on the then current British syllabi. It was hastily published and shipped to potential leaders for review. After discussions with the Executive Board, Boyce offered to fund a magazine if it were published by his company in Chicago.
Scouts BSA formerly Boy Scouts is the flagship program of the BSA for youth ages 11 to 18; year-olds can join if they have completed fifth grade or if they have earned the Arrow of Light award.
The US was divided 12 regions and then into areas directly reportable to the National Council. West created a well-organized national structure that was a key to the BSA's growth and reputation.
Early Actions. Inmost Cub Scout leadership positions were opened to women, and in the Cubmaster, assistant Cubmaster, and all commissioner positions could also be filled by women.