We have all heard of the worldwide scouting movement; Scouts, Wolf Cubs, Beavers, Brownies and Girl Guides. Many of us have been involved in the organization, but do you know how it developed?
It all started way back in 1857 in London England with the birth of Baden Powell, the man who started it all. BY, as he came to be called, lead a very exciting life. After many years of military service BY played a major role with his scout brigade in the Boer war in 1900 and was nicknamed ?The Wolf That Never Sleeps?.
After returning to England in 1903 BY came across a group of boys playing at scouting. He then attended a parade of the boys brigade with their famous founder Sir William Smith. These two events give BY the wonderful idea to form a movement called the boy scouts.
When the first world war broke out in 1914, the scouts helped out by patrolling the sea shores and helping with search and rescue.
In 1929 BY received a knighthood and became Sir Baden Powell. He passed away in 1938 but his idea continues to thrive.
This amazing man is still honored by the organization he developed. Every year Scouting chapters around the world celebrate BY week centered around his birthday of February 22. Tumbler Ridge Scouting will be holding a number of activities during the week of February 20th to the 25th . Ending the week will be the annual Cub Car races held Saturday, 1:00 pm, at the Community Center.
A Scouting Open House is also being planned for April. For more information contact Tina at 242-5145.