It has been 108 years since the Boy Scouts were established. With the anniversary week celebrated from February 11th, this week we reminisced about the Scouting movement. With vintage photo's of scouts cleaning cars, shining shoes and even washing an elephant, we talked about “Bob a job” week, when scouts assisted the community for the payment of a bob to raise money for the Scouting Association. One of my residents was a former local girls scout leader and her husband a boy scout leader. She brought along to our discussion group, a felted wool scout hat, neckerchief with woggle and a Scouting for boys book. The residents were delight to hold each item and share their scouting memories, from camping, tying knots to the community spirit of the boys scouts. All were saddened that something that was once such a vibrant part of their communities growing up and raising families, has disappeared to ipads and lap tops.
With three fingers raised we signed off with the Scout Promise.
On my honour I promise that I will do my best - To do my duty to God and to the Queen, To help other people, and To keep the Scout Law.