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William D. Boyce

William D. Boyce

William D. Boyce of Ottawa, Illinois was a Chicago newspaper publisher who according to legend visited London in 1910 and was helped by a British Boy Scout to find his destination when he got lost in the fog. The next day Boyce called on Lord Baden Powell and decided to found the Boy Scouts of America when he returned to Illinois.

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