Across the world, Scouts today are celebrating the 111th anniversary of the first Scout camp at Brownsea Island.
Baden-Powell’s experiment with a group of 20 or 21 boys was visionary and successful. It led to a Movement which has seen more than two billion members since August 1 1907, and today has more than 50 million members.
Even then, Scouting was taking the lead in diversity and inclusion - admittedly a group of British boys, but bringing them together from different socio-economic backgrounds was radical.
Today we celebrate by wearing our scarves to school and work, with a visible presence in our local community, and special events in local halls.
We also announce the 2018 Adult Recognition Awards for some of Scouts Victoria’s finest Leaders and supporters, as well as WF Waters Awards (Rover Service Awards) for a select group of our Rovers.
And don’t forget to send your congratulations to the friends you find in these lists. Celebrate their success!
We are also celebrating today with the announcement of a very special Wood Badge course - at Gilwell Park in England, with a side trip to Brownsea Island. And an optional trip to the International Scout Centre at Kandersteg in the Swiss alps.
Details will go live on the Scouts Victoria Facebook page at 12 noon. Please like and share this post to reach your Scouting friends in your Group or District.