Newspaper and magazine publisher and founder of the Boy Scouts of America.
He began his employment as a schoolteacher and a coal miner at 16.
He personally funded the Boy Scouts of America monthly during its first years of operation.
He married Mary Jane Beacom on Janauary 1, 1884.
His organization attracted such notables as Norman Rockwell, who was known for working with the Boy Scouts of America.