Jeff Green | Mar 01, 2007
Feature Article - March 1, 2007
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Scouts celebrate Lord Baden-Powell's birthday and centennial year
For thousands of Scouting youth across Canada , the week of February 18 to 24, 2007 marks a special week in a golden year.
Scout-Guide Week is a traditional annual celebration for Scouts and Guides across the country when both organizations join together in the spirit of camaraderie and friendship to mark the joint birthday (February 22) of their founder and his wife; Lord Robert and Lady Olave Baden-Powell.
This year’s celebrations are especially significant as they coincide with the 100th anniversary of Scouting in Canada and around the world. Special events are planned all across the country including:a successful South Frontenac Group banquet in Sydenham with over 100 Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Leaders, and Parents on February 12.; model car and model 18 wheeler truck races for Cubs, Scouts and Guides on February 17, a full week of displays and activities at the Cataraqui Town Centre in Kingston from February 19 to 24; and a campfire for all Scouting Groups in the Kingston area on February 22 at the Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area.
August 1, 2007 marks one hundred years since the first day of Robert Baden-Powell's experimental camp on Brownsea Island in the UK .Attended by 22 boys from a variety of backgrounds, this historic camp led to the formation of the Scout Movement.
Today Scouting is a worldwide organization with over 28 million members in 216 countries and territories. Since Scouting was founded in 1907, over half a billion young people from virtually every country and culture have enjoyed Scouting activities and pledged to live by the Scout Promise and Law. Scouts Canada ’s 78,000 boys, girls, and youth, together with its 24,000 dedicated volunteers, are excited to be a part of this global Centennial celebration.
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