William Dickson W.D. Boyce

William Dickson W.D. Boyce used his childhood experiences and his success as an international publisher and businessman to create the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). Inspired by the good turn of an unknown English scout, W.D. Boyce brought scouting to the United States in 1910, making it possible for millions of young Americans to benefit from its values-based educational programs.

Social issues William D. Boyce addressed:

  • Youth
  • Education
  • Environment

Social issues that need to be addressed today:

  • Youth – Youth who volunteer are less likely to engage in risky behavior, are more likely to feel connected to their communities and tend to do better in school. Source
  • Education – 41 percent of fourth-grade boys and 35 percent of fourth-grade girls read below the basic level – in low-income neighborhoods it is near 70 percent – lack of books affects literacy. Source
  • Environment – U.S. cars and trucks emit 314 metric tons of CO2 every year, and that’s equivalent to burning as much coal as would fit in a 50,000-mile long freight train. Source