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Powell not founder

In the last edition of the American Profile, titled “The Boy Scouts,” it refers to Robert Baden Powell as founder of the Boy Scouts of America. I am of the opinion that this is incorrect.

In 1910, a man named Earnest Thompson Seton was chairman of the founding committee of the Boy Scouts of America. Powell had the original idea but only worked in Europe. I am not sure just where William Boyce fits in, but Seton was certainly a major player in the Boy Scouts of America. I think it remiss that the American Profile did not mention him in this article.

Jack W. Kurtz

Nevada City

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