Two important guiding lights in the foundation of uniformed boys' groups were founded in the 1860s. Ernest Thompson Seton was born in America during the 1860s. Author and proponent of British colonialism, Rudyard Kipling, was born in England during 1865.
A major development in 1860 was the opening of the first American Boys Club in Harford, Connecticut. The organization was not a uniformed group, but was one of the earliest attempts to provide recreational opportunities and a safe environment for the city poor.
Navigate the Historic Boys' Uniform Chronology Pages:
[Return to the Main chronologies page]
[The 1840s] [The 1850s] [The 1860s] [The 1870s] [The 1880s] [The 1890s] [The 1900s] [The 1910s] [The 1920s] [The 1930s] [The 1940s] [The 1950s]
Navigate the Historic Boys' Uniform Web Site:
[Introduction] [Chronologies] [Organizations] [FAQs] [Bibliographies] [Contributions] [Boys' Uniform Home]
Navigate the Historic Boys' Uniform Web organizatiion pages:
[Boys' Brigade] [Boys' Clubs] [Camp Fire] [Hitler Youth] [National] [Pioneers] [Royal Rangers] [Scout]