Centenary of Scouting (Europa)

In 1907 Robert Baden-Powell held an experimental camp on Brownsea Island, Poole, Dorset, to try out his ideas. He brought together 20 boys, some from public schools and some from working class homes, and put them into camp under his leadership. This was the start of The Scouts Association and 2007 marks its centenary, commemorated by Royal Mail with a set of six stamps.

1st Class: 11 of the 12 astronauts who walked on the Moon were once Scouts: A young Scout looks to the Moon.
46p: The youngest climber of the highest peaks on all 7 continents was a Scout: A pair of Scouts conquer a mountain.
48p: 450,000 UK Scouts take part in community projects every year: A young Scout plants a tree.
54p: Adult Scout volunteers give over 360 million hours of time each year: An adult volunteer helps a youngster with archery practice.
69p: The first non-stop solo flight around the world was made by a Scout: A Scout pilots an aircraft.
78p: Scouting is the largest youth movement in the world with 28 million members: Scouts get together to celebrate 100 Years of Scouting.

Leave a Comment

error: Alert: Content is protected!