World Scout Scarf Day
As a child, being a Scout meant running outside, exploring the natural world, and going camping. You don’t want your scouting gear gathering dust in your closet so it is time to get it on World Scout Scarf Day. This is a day when you can wear your scarf and show your pride as a Girl/Boy scout.
Scout Scarf Day encourages all active and former scouts to wear their scout scarves in public to show that the spirit of Scouting is still alive! It’s true that once you are a Scout, you will always be a Scout. Although the scarf is only a symbol, it is an important symbol that represents the scout promise as well as the scouts’ mission to make the world a better place.
Part of the uniform is the scout’s scarf/neckerchief. They are very practical. They can also be used by Scouts in need as a bandage, or a sling. The colors and emblems of the neckerchiefs used will vary depending on their title, region and organization. The Friendship knots are a special knot used to tie the scarf. This decorative knot is a Chinese invention that has been very popular with Scouts in recent years. It does not require a woggle.
Since 2007, this scoutful holiday has been created by a coalition of Scout groups around the world. The holiday encourages scouts, both current and past, to wear their scarves proudly as a symbol for the Scout’s promise. Scouts’ promise is to uphold Scout law. This includes being trustworthy, loyal, helpful, and following orders. This event marks the anniversary of the founding of the first Scout group, which was established on Brownsea Island back in 1907.
This holiday is one of many holidays that are inspired by Scouting during the first half century. It all began when Robert Baden-Powell, a British Army lieutenant general, wrote a book for Scouting for Boys.
Many scouting groups began to appear in Great Britain after the publication of this book in 1907. Particularly, because the scout scarves are a symbol for the Scout’s Promise and Scout members take pride in their Scout history, this is a great day for everyone to wear their scarfs.
There are many competitions on social media where you can show your scarfs to the world.
Scouting began in the United Kingdom. There are more than 38,000,000 Guide and Scot members worldwide, and the movement spans 216 countries. There are many international organizations with different activities, traditions and uniforms. They all share the same core values.
The highest concentration of Scouts is found in Indonesia. The Gerakan Pramuka Indonesia scouting group has more than 17 millions members. It is the largest scouting organisation in the world. It is 9th in terms of number of Scouts, despite the fact that scouting was founded in the United Kingdom. It is, however, a smaller country.
It may surprise you to know that Boy Scouts of America was founded by chance. This was in 1909, when William Boyce (an American businessman) was lost in London’s fog. He was greeted by a small boy, who offered to drive him to his hotel. He offered to pay the boy money as a thank you for his service as a Boy Scout. However, the boy declined the offer. Boyce was intrigued by this incident and he continued to learn more about America before returning home. After he returned, Boyce decided to start Boy Scouts of America. The rest, as they say, is history.
Participating if you are a Scout is the easiest. Then, wear your scarf all day. Even if you’re not a Scout, tell your friends about stories of scouts and maybe join your local scout organization. If you have children, contact your local youth officers to volunteer for local activities and ask if your child can join the fun. Use the hashtag #WorldScoutScarfDay to let everyone know today is Scout pride day!
You can also spend your day participating in activities similar to those offered by boy scouts. You can find many different ideas online. You can go on a hike to see as many birds as you can. Even better, you could go on a night-time hiking trip with a group. You could even make your own scarf to honor the ultimate symbol of Scouting.