Trivia about Scouting

One hundred years ago, Lord Baden-Powell ran his experimental camp on Brownsea Island on the South Coast of England, for 20 boys from different social backgrounds. Today, Scouting is a million times bigger and involves girls and boys, women and men from every origin, religion and culture, and nearly every country in the world.

In 2007 we celebrate our 1Oath anniversary. We will celebrate the achievements of the past 100 years, we will celebrate Scouting today and we will celebrate the commitment that Scouts worldwide undertake to make a difference in their communities. Most importantly, we will look ahead to a second century of Scouting.

Centenary Logo. The central element of this logo shows the relationship between our traditional fleur-de-Iys logo and the dove of peace, with peace rising with the sun into a bright future. The numbers 100 and 2007 are prominent, as well as the World Emblem.

One World One Promise. The theme responds to young people’s aspirations and is based on the Movement’s mission and educational values. It is unifying and universal. As Scouts we will all make our Promise to do our best to work together and build a society based on the greater justice and solidarity. We make a commitment to play an active role in creating a better world, irrespective of our origin gender, culture or religion.

Our Promise compels us to help to improve the world. As Baden-Powell said, “Leave this world a little better than we found it.” Three fingers Scout Sign and the flag. The Scout Sign is made by raising your right hand to shoulder height, palm to the front, thumb resting on the nail of the little finger, and the other fingers upright, pointing upwards. The three fingers remind a Scout of the three parts of the Scout Promise and Law: Duty to God, duty to other and duty to self. The Scout Sign is given at the making of the Promise, or as greeting.

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