The Boy Scout Movement is 100 years old!

@shelagh77 (3643)
July 31, 2007 11:42pm CST
Brownsea Island in Dorset, England was the site of the very first Boy Scout Camp, which was held in 1907, and this is where the celebrations for the centenary will focus. Three hundred scouts from all over the world will congregate there in a few hours time, 8 in the morning on 1st August, to celebrate the achievement of Robert Baden-Powell in forming the Scouting Movement. Here is the news link so that you can read the whole story: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6925312.stm Children and Scouting activities have changed so much in the hundred years but the basic magic of being allowed to get smoke dried whilst cooking sausages over an open fire is universal.
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
1 Aug 07
they always seemed to have so much fun at what they do I wanted to be one
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@shelagh77 (3643)
22 Jan 08
I know. We had the Girl Guides over here and they were good fun too. My Mother loved the Guides and I still have the badges that she earned. Do they still have the Scouts in the States?
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
22 Jan 08
yup girl and boys Scouts the first start for girls is the brownies LInda was n them for awhile. SHe MArched in some parades and we have the girls scouts selling girl scout cookies every year!
@rainbow (6763)
8 Aug 07
I was a brownie and it was fantasic! Didn't like guides at all and packed it in!
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@shelagh77 (3643)
22 Jan 08
What went wrong with the Guides, do you think there was less being learned, so you got bored?