Boy Scouts of America National Headquarters

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Boy Scouts of America National Headquarters
Toy Center Building
Toy Center Building
2 Park Avenue
2 Park Avenue
New Brunswick, New Jersey
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Irving, Texas
Irving, Texas
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The Boy Scouts of America National Headquarters were established in 1910 in New York City and opened in January 1911,[1]

History[edit]

From 1910 to 1927 the offices were at the Toy Center Building, at 200 Fifth Avenue. In 1927, National Office moved to 2 Park Ave.[2]

In 1954, the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America moved its National Headquarters from New York City to a new site at the southwest corner of U.S. Route 1 and U.S. Route 130 in North Brunswick, New Jersey, although the location appeared in BSA publications as "New Brunswick".[3][4] The Johnston Historical Museum and a conservation education trail were also located there.[5]

Since 1978, the Boy Scouts of America National Council has been in Irving, Texas.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Justin Szlasa (8 February 2010). "Kids lose as NYC kills scouting". New York Post. Retrieved 22 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Now & Then" (PDF). Boy Scouts of America. Winter 2014. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  3. ^ 40°27′38″N 74°27′27″W / 40.4605280°N 74.4575156°W / 40.4605280; -74.4575156 The building has been torn down and the intersection redeveloped. The Shoppes at North Brunswick retail shopping center now occupies the site of the former BSA building.
  4. ^ "National Headquarters Boy Scouts of America USGS New Brunswick Quad, New Jersey, Topographic Map". Topozone. Trails.com. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  5. ^ Crow, David (30 April 2013). "About the New Jersey Scout Museum". New Jersey Scout Museum. New Jersey Scout Museum. Archived from the original on 4 January 2009. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "History of the BSA Highlights" (PDF). Boy Scouts of America. Retrieved 6 July 2013.