Scouting is a world-wide phenomenon. After a long and illustrious military career Lord Baden-Powell created Scouting with a trial camp at Brownsea Island in England in 1907 followed by a series of books entitled “Scouting for Boys”.
The 100th anniversary of this event was celebrated in 2007. 2008 marked the 100th year of Scouting in Australia. The Aims, Principles & Scouting Method that were present at the start are still relevant today.
There are currently some 28 million Scouts registered in 217 countries. Scouting is a huge, voluntary, informal education process that delivers results for youth and adults of all races and religions in every corner of the globe.
Scouting teaches us to “Be Prepared”. This means “Be Prepared for Life” as well as for events of a scout hike!