Google Turns Their Back on Boy Scouts, No 100 Year Anniversary Logo

Feb 9, 2010 • 8:29 am | comments (8) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine

boy scouts anniversary100 years ago, yesterday, on February 8, 1910, the Boy Scouts was founded by William D. Boyce, Ernest Thompson Seton and Daniel Carter Beard. The Boy Scouts in America is a pretty significant foundation or club, with millions of members involved. 100 years is a significant milestone for any organization, which is why some people are upset with Google for not posting a special Google logo or Doodle.

We have several threads, one in Google Webmaster Help and a few in Google Web Search Help. If you read through some of these threads, you will see how upset and hurt some of these people are.

One person said:

Today (February 8th, 2010) is the 100 year anniversary of Scouting in the United States. Started earlier in England, it was officially created in the US 100 years ago today. I was dissappointed not to see a Doodle, so thought I might could suggest one and (hopefully) someone could get one up this week anyway.

Google likes to automate everything, but one thing they cannot automate is the creation of these logos. I suspect Google simply forgot about this event and I am sure they are upset they have. I doubt it was intentional, because a 100 year landmark for the Boy Scouts, for even someone like me who was not in the Scouts - seems significant and worthy of a Google Doodle.

Forum discussion at Google Webmaster Help and Google Web Search Help.

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02/09/2010 01:50 pm

They didn't forget. It's purely political.

Michael Martinez

02/09/2010 06:56 pm

I wasn't aware that Google had been a big supporter of the Boy Scouts until now. :)


02/10/2010 12:48 am

Let's not forget what the Boy Scouts are most known for today and why I cannot personally support them--intolerance.


02/10/2010 07:37 pm

I sent them a letter a while ago. They should have known the date.


02/11/2010 08:07 pm

I did not realize that Google had an obligation to celebrate every single milestone in global history. If they did that, every day would be a different doodle and they would lose their allure. Not to mention the fact that some may celebrate the Boy Scouts anniversary and others would see it as 100 years of supported intolerance.


02/12/2010 06:44 pm

It's incredible how political correctness can attack even such a noble institution as the Boy Scouts of America. It's not intolerance, it is living up to a standard. If google can't deal with that, then the BSA is better off without them. Fortunately, there are still many who believe in the values of Scouting. May they thrive and succeed for another hundred years.

Un accounted variable

03/08/2011 07:53 am

Intolerance is in no waywhat the Boy Scouts, are most known for. The Scouts DO NOT teach members intolerance, as may be the popular belief among some groups. They teach you how to be a real man, someone who is respectful to others regardless of their religion, skin color, orientation and all the other stupid reasons people make up to hate each other in this world. You are taught to value a little thing called honor and integrity, hence the "moraly straight" part of the scout oath. and speaking of the use of the word "straight" in that context. It is a pledge to essentialy not be an A-hole, and in no way does it refer to your orientation. I also find your post to be somewhat funny, because I could have sworn that the Boy Scouts were best known for serving the community, for example, helping the kind old lady cross the street, or collecting raw materials for the preservation of our freedom in WWII, the regular basis on which they save lifes with the skills they are taught, the manual of which has no step where you first ask the person if they are gay or not before you perform the latest CPR on them, and let us not forget the Eagle Project, which is a large scale community service project each scout must lead as one of the many requirements to reach the rank of Eagle. I should probably know a thin or two about this because I myself am an Eagle Scout, plus two palms. I allways figured that my services, as well as those of my fellow scouts would be what we were known for, but I guess I was mistaken, because you sir, seem to think the rules for youth protection are simply an outlet for hatred. I myself have mixed feelings about these very rules, because I know some gay guys, and non of them fit the mold of child molester, in fact they are some of the coolest people I know. I might as well mention that a good third of my friends are gay or bisexual, I even had a girlfriend who was bisexual. You are certainly entitled to your opinion, but don't you DARE, associate me, my fellow scouts,(which includes all but a small handful of our country's astronaughts past and present, by the way), and the many dedicated parents and voluntiers with one of the lowest forms of human life on this planet, the Bigot. Indeed it is with their help that the Boy Scouts is providing what may be one of this country's last sources of respectful, and respectible citizens.


01/10/2013 05:57 am

Discrimination does not qualify as an example of political correctness. Ryan believes in the value of Scouting, he worked hard and he was succesful in qualifying to become an Eagle Scout. He and most Americans can not value the exclusionary policy of the current BSA organization. I was a Brownie and a Girl Scout and loved the experience. My brother was a Cub Scout and a Boy Scout, reaching Order of the Arrow. We both are sorry to see that the organization no longer warrants our praise or support.

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