Guild to celebrate 60 years of Baden-Powell
TO CELEBRATE 60 years of the BadenPowell Guild, local members of the Darling Downs Baden-Powell Guild will gather in the Toowoomba Club’s Ballymore Room, Hume Street (South) on Saturday, October 23.
They will celebrate the occasion with a lunch at what was the South Toowoomba Bowls Club and Gold Park from 11.30am.
To this function they invite all active and former scout leaders, former scouts from all sections, troop committee members and all those associated with the Scouting Association of the Darling Downs Region.
Those wishing to join in this celebration and enjoy the fun of the day should advise Margaret Woods (0438 305 191) as soon as possible as the number attending will necessarily be limited.
Price of individual tickets for the luncheon will be $35.
It is more than 100 years since lieutenant general Baden-Powell formed the first troops of boy scouts in England following his discharge from the army after the Boer
War in South Africa, where he served and won fame as an outstanding leader.
The scout movement quickly spread throughout the world and attracted young boys, youth and young men into the troops that were established.
A sister group known as the Girl Guides was similarly established in different sections such as the Brownies for girls.
Originally adults were recruited and trained to take charge of troops and guide the young people under their care through the development programs Baden-Powell had designed.
For many of these scout masters and guide leaders working with scouts and guides through the ‘Baden-Powell Plan”’ became a way of life for them and they sought to continue their scouting experience and associations through the BadenPowell Guild.
That was 60 years ago.
Guild members look forward to greeting old scout colleagues again and to meeting new friends in scouting at the celebration.