First Eagle Scout Award Approved
The Boy Scouts of America highest award was originally the Wolf Scout. In August 1911 it was changed to Eagle Scout. Eagle Scout was not a rank, but part of the merit badge system that recognized Scouts who had earned a specified number of merit badges. Eagle Scout was awarded to any First Class Scout who had earned 21 merit badges. Arthur Rose Eldred had completed the 21 merit badges required for Eagle Scout in April 1912. In the beginning of August 1912 the first Eagle Scout board of review was held at the time when only 141 merit badges had ever been earned by about only 50 US Scouts.
Also on that date the patent for the BSA belt buckle was granted to Sigmund Eisner Company who specialized in uniforms. In 1912 Eisner had 4 sons and took a great interest in civic and social affairs including scouting.