The Scout movement, also known as Scouting or the Scouts, is a voluntary non-political educational movement for young people. Although it requires an oath of allegiance to a nation's leaders and, in some countries, to a god, it otherwise allows membership without distinction of gender, race or origin in accordance with the principles of its founder, Robert Baden-Powell. The purpose of the Scout Movement is to contribute to the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual potentials as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities.
During the first half of the twentieth century, the movement grew to encompass three major age groups for boys: Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Rover Scout. In 1910, the Girl Guides was created, encompassing three major age groups for girls: Brownie Guide, Girl Guide and Girl Scout and Ranger Guide. It is one of several worldwide youth organizations.
Cub Scouting is part of the Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), available to boys and girls from kindergarten through fifth grade, or 5 to 10 years of age and their families. Its membership is the largest of the five main BSA divisions (Cub Scouting, Scouts BSA, Venturing, Exploring and Sea Scouting). Cub Scouting is part of the worldwide Scouting movement and aims to promote character development, citizenship training, personal fitness, and leadership. (Full article...)
Image 14Wood Badge beads and neckerchief. Wood Badge is the premier Boy Scout adult leader training course. A holder of the Wood Badge is a leader highly trained and dedicated Scout leader.
Image 15First Gilwell Wood Badge in the Netherlands, July 1923
Image 16Lady Olave Baden-Powell, wife of Lord Baden-Powell and founder of Girl Guides/Scouts
Image 17Sioux: Ohiyesa, (pronounced Oh hee' yay suh), February 19, 1858 - January 8, 1939) was a Native American author, physician and reformer. He was active in politics and helped found the Boy Scouts of America.
Image 18The 8th Indonesian National Rover Moot - Prambanan Temple-Yogyakarta July 8-17 2003
Image 23Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. A 5-day Boy Scout Camp on the bank of the Mississippi River was composed of nearly a hundred boys from the Rohwer Center, a few less form the Jerome Center, together with a small troop from the nearby town of Arkansas City.
Image 24Boy Scouts of America uniform circa 1917-1918
Image 35Preparing the pancakes before the arrival of the children for the evening dinner during the summer camp of the Dutch Student Rover crew Delftsche Zwervers for children in special education. Because pancakes are considered to be a feast meal for children, this is served on the last evening dinner of this camp.