Commemorative Boy Scout Coins are an awesome way to celebrate awesome events such as Boy Scouts of America’s 100th anniversary!
For the last 100 years the Boy Scouts of America has been a national institution that has served and trained countless youth in the values stated above. It has given American families opportunities to build memories, share experiences, and develop strong values.
This entire year has been dedicated to celebrating its centennial. Events are occurring throughout the country and, as a result, commemorative stamps, badges, geocaching geocoins are all being created to commemorate this momentous occasion. Perhaps the most exciting item being made to commemorate 100 years of Boys Scouts of America is a commemorative Boy Scout silver dollar coin.
The United States Mint will inscribe the phrase ‘Be Prepared’ and “E Pluribus Unum’ onto a new commemorative Boy Scout silver dollar coin that honors the centennial of the Boy Scouts of America. Beginning March 23, the United States Mint will make available for sale 350,000 high quality, modern issue, commemorative Boy Scout coins.
Along with this, Scout troops from all over the country will also be creating embroidered Boy Scout coins, patches, buttons and pins that celebrate their particular sentiments towards being part of this 100 year long institution. Alumni have been asked to participate as well, coming together to share their stories and continue the fraternal bond they shared as youngsters.
Founded in 1910, the Boy Scouts of America began with the stated mission to “to teach boys patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred values.” Over the last hundred years that mission has evolved and now states that the BSA is committed to “prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.” This Scout Oath, law, motto and slogans are:
On my honor, I will do my best; to do my duty to God and my country; To obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.
A Scout is:
Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful,
Friendly, Courteous, Kind,
Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty,
Brave, Clean, Reverent
Do a good turn daily
We encourage you to search online. There are countless events going on across the country, such as concerts, fund raisers and geocaching adventures that get families out of the house and practicing those scouting skills they learned all those years ago!