Joseph Stevenot was one of the founders of the Boy Scouts movement in the Philippines
Joseph Stevenot was an American businessman who helped organize the Philippine Long
Distance Telephone Company and served as its Executive Vice President and General
Stevenot worked for the separation of the Scouting movement in the Philippines from
that of the Boy Scouts of America. With the assistance of other civic organizations
and other leaders, he co-founded the Boy Scouts of the Philippines in October 1936
and became its first national president.
He also assisted Josefa Escoda in the organization of the Girl Scouts of the Philippines.