Re: 1904 worlds fair & scouts ????
Derry Hamilton (9547423@EIGG.SMS.ED.AC.UK)
Thu, 16 Nov 1995 20:47:42 +0000
This seems to have become a thread so heres my public tuppence worth.
> Sorry to disagree with Kathy BUT ...
> B-P published " Scouting for Boys " in January 1908. The first experimental
> camp at Brownsea Island was held in the Summer of 1907. Boy Scouts did
> not exist in 1904. There <were> other youth groups including those being
> developed by Seaton and Beard , but they were not " Boy Scouts "
Quite right, the first troops were formed in 1907, almost immediatly
after Brownsea Island (two weeks August/September from memory).
As I said to Don, my troop is recognised as a founder troop and our
records only go back to October 1907. This is certainly a blunder by
the media, either the wrong film or they mistook the organisation.
1st North Berwick
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