1959 Boy Scouts Pendant

Contributed by Robert Pool

1959 Boy Scouts Pendant

A 1959 Scouting Pendant. Scouting, also known as the Scout Movement, is a worldwide youth movement which began in 1907 when Robert Baden-Powell, Lieutenant General in the British Army, held the first Scouting encampment at Brownsea Island in England. Baden-Powell wrote the principles of Scouting in 'Scouting for Boys' (London, 1908), based on his earlier military books, with influence and support of Frederick Russell Burnham (Chief of Scouts in British Africa), Seton of the Woodcraft Indians, Smith of the Boys' Brigade, and his publisher Pearson. During the first half of the 20th century, the movement grew to encompass three major age groups each for boys (Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Rover Scout) and, in 1910, a new organization, Girl Guides, was created for girls (Brownie Guide, Girl Guide and Girl Scout, Ranger Guide). Property of Robert Pool

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  • 1. At 17:27 on 15 August 2012, Burnsy wrote:

    You've brought out the pedant in me - it's a pennant, not a pendant.

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