History of Eagle Scouts
Arthur R. Eldred sits for his board of review, which included key founders of American Scouting plus worldwide Scouting founder Robert Baden-Powell.
On April 19, 1925, a group of ten Eagle Scouts from the San Francisco Council gathered in the office of Scout Exec Raymond O Hanson. The purpose of the meeting was to create an organization which would hold the interest of older scouts and could serve as an additional incentive for others to attain the rank of Eagle Scout. The Knights of Dunamisserved as a service organization for local Scout councils and also hosted occasional social events. At the Knight’s peak they had 110 chapters across the United States.
At 6:30 PM on Monday, April 27, 2020 the stakeholders for the Alameda Council, the Mt. Diablo Silverado Council and the San Francisco Bay Area Council overwhelmingly approved to merge the three Scout councils into a single new entity called the Golden Gate Area Council. The official merger date of the new council was Monday, June 1, 2020 and the first leaders of the council were Scout Executive John Fenoglio and Council President Dan Walters. Learn more at ggacbsa.org.