Read the latest news about the centenary celebration worldwide.
You may also read what happened during the 21st World Scout Jamboree here .
Two exciting documents have been developed following the initiatives undertaken during the Centenary of Scouting in 2007- The Centenary of Scouting Overview and The Gifts for Peace Report .
A CD-ROM containing the Gifts for Peace report (in English and French) and photo exhibition will also be available to NSOs through the Scoutpak.
Please share these documents with others and show them what Scouting can achieve!
Since 1 August 2007, Scouting's Sunrise, more than 1800 pictures of this special celebration have been shared on Pikeo. Scouts from around the world have had the opportunity to show, through their own photos, how they marked this special day. The photos uploaded onto the Pikeo pages show just how a picture is truly worth a thousand words.
A massive thank you to everyone who worked to make the Centenary of Scouting such a success. Thank you to all the volunteers who gave their time to run activities and programmes for Scouts worldwide. Thank you to our supporters and all of you who worked with us to enrich our initiatives. Thank you to those who contributed stories to 'Centenary News' and who shared their programmes, ideas, stories and photos with us.
One hundred years have passed since the first experimental Scout camp was organised by Robert Baden-Powell on the island of Brownsea in 1907. Luxembourg Scouting was born six years later, in 1913, thanks to the initiative of Joseph Tockert, a local teacher. Today, there are more than 28 million Scouts throughout the world, with over 7,000 in Luxembourg. In light of the Centenary Scouting, a special exhibition has been organised by the Luxembourg City History Museum.
Seven Mini Coopers, a Harley Davidson motorbike, abseiling Explorer Scouts and a ‘coat of many badges’ were just some of the wonders that joined a cast of 3,000 on-stage at Saturday’s LIVE 07, Festival of Scouting in London.
To make Scouting more visible, and in breaking with the stereotyped image of uniformed boys who just perform good deeds, is the objective which has been successfully achieved through the communications campaign “I want to be a Scout” - an ambitious project the the Catholic Scout Movement in Spain (MSC) have been developing this year to celebrate the Centenary of Scouting.
The Scouts of Romania, have recently initiated a fund-raising and campaign in aid of 112 families who are victims of the severe flooding that has recently affected the country.
The area around Tecuci has been the most affected by the disastrous September floods, which caused great damage in the eastern part of the country. There, over 600 families are either homeless or have suffered great material loss.
29th October, Toronto - Young people in Canada had the chance to make a real difference in the world at The Global Development Village (GDV), which ran last Thursday and Saturday in Toronto as part of Scouts Canada's Centenary celebrations. The free event, funded by Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and organised by Scouts Canada and George Brown College, teaches youth that their small actions can have a large impact.
On March 17-18, about 500 Swiss Scouts gathered at an altitude of 2800m on the glacier of the “Plaine Morte” near the mountain resort of Crans-Montana, to build 216 igloos in order to mark the Centenary of the Scout Movement.
It was a global village of igloos, where each construction was meant to represent one of the member countries and territories of the World Organization of the Scout Movement.
Portuguese Sea Scout leader Genuíno Madruga from the Azores, is undertaking his second solo world trip, this time in honour of marking the Centenary of Scouting, in his boat, named 'Hemingway'. He has been supported by local Scouts (Açores Escutismo) especially in the preparatory phases of the voyage and will promote exchanges between CNE Açores and other Scout groups at ports along the way.