The Scout AssociationThe Scout Association
is the World Organization of the Scout Movement
association in the United Kingdom
. Scouting began in 1907
through the efforts of Robert Baden-Powell
. Due to the rapid growth of scouting and a desire to remove control from the publisher of the scouting magazine, the Boy Scout Association was formed in 1910
by the grant of a charter by the United Kingdom Parliament. In 1967
the name was formally changed to The Scout Association. Girls were admitted in 1976 so that the Association has now become a co-educational institution.