Re: St George's Day
Rodger Morris (rlm@SUNED1.NSWSES.NAVY.MIL)
Tue, 31 Jan 1995 15:05:57 PST
>Does anybody have some interesting goodies or contacts out there
>relational to St George?
St. George is the patron saint of Scouting. He is supposed to epitomize the
knightly virtues. In even-numbered years, the Scouts de Espana have "El
Encampomento de San Jorge" (The Encampment of St. George) on the weekend
closest to the saint's day in the old Roman Catholic liturgical calendar.
In a similar vein, the Exploradores de Mexico have selected April 21-23,
1995, as the dates of the XIIIth International Camporee, to be held east of
Tecate, Baja California, in conjunction with the Boy Scouts of America. This
international camporee is held in odd-numbered years. Anyone interested in
this event should contact the Desert Pacific Council in San Diego, CA.
All I recall about St. George himself is that he was martyred about A.D. 300
for refusing to recant his beliefs, abjure Christianity and return to pagan
worship. The old story about him killing a dragon seems to have come about
many centuries after his martyrdom.
I hope this is of some assistance to you.
Yours in Scouting,
Rodger Morris, firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 852, Ventura County Council, BSA
National Woodbadge 416, Philmont, 1973
"I used to be a Beaver..."
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City