|Sponsor||Rep. Hall, Ralph M.|
|Committee||Oversight and Government Reform|
|Date||June 8, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)|
|Staff Contact||Ja'Ron Smith|
H.Res. 356 is being considered under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Ralph Hall (R-TX) on April 23, 2009.
H.Res. 356 would resolve that Congress supports the designation of "Boy Scouts of America Day" in celebration of its 100th anniversary.
The Boy Scouts of America was incorporated by Chicago publisher, William Boyce, on February 8, 1910, and membership since 1910 totals more than 111,000,000 scouts, in 185 countries around the world. More than 1,000,000 adult volunteer leaders selflessly serve young people in their communities through organizations chartered by the Boy Scouts of America. Boy Scouts of America endeavors to develop American citizens who are physically, mentally, and emotionally fit, have a high degree of self-reliance as evidenced in such qualities as initiative, courage, and resourcefulness, have personal values based on religious concepts, have the desire and skills to help others, understand the principles of the American social, economic, and governmental systems, take pride in their American heritage and understand our Nation's role in the world, have a keen respect for the basic rights of all people, and are prepared to participate in and give leadership to American society. The resolution would recognize February 10th, 2010, as "Boy Scouts of America Day" in celebration of Boy Scouts' 100th Anniversary.