The Scouting Portal
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Scouting and Guiding is a worldwide youth movement composed of many organizations. Its aim is to develop young people physically, spiritually and mentally so that youth may take a constructive place in society. This is achieved through non-formal education with emphasis on practical activities in the outdoors, the so called Scout method. The Scout Movement was founded in 1907 by Robert Baden-Powell, a retired Lieutenant General in the British Army. He was also at that time a good friend of William Alexander Smith, Founder of the Boys' Brigade. Currently Scouting and Guiding have over 38 million members in 217 countries and territories represented through several different Scouting associations at the international level.
Template:/box-header Kandersteg International Scout Centre (KISC) is an international Scout centre in Kandersteg, Switzerland and is one of the three World Scout Centres of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM). The Centre, which occupies 17 hectares of land, is open to Scouts all year round, as well as to non-Scouts for most of the year. More than 10,000 young people from over 40 different countries visit the Centre each year, ensuring a unique international atmosphere. Template:/box-footer Template:/box-header
Major Frederick Russell Burnham on his eightieth birthday being honored by the Boy Scouts of America in Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico, May 11, 1941.
Template:/box-footer Template:/box-header Rose Kerr (1882 – 1944) was a pioneer of the Guiding movement from Great Britain. Born as Rose Margaret Guthrie Gough, she was one of the founders of the Rangers section of Girl Guides and was involved in the formation of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) and authored numerous publications on Guiding. She was awarded the Silver Fish. In 1906 Rose Gough married Admiral Mark Edward Frederick Kerr, CB MVO, RN; they had two children: Alix Liddell (1907-1981, née Kerr) and Luise Rosemary Kerr (1908-1986). Robert Baden-Powell proposed to Rose Gough first, but was refused in December 1905. However they remained close friends. Template:/box-footer Template:/box-header Scouting: