One hundred years ago, the sound of a
kudu horn called 20 boys from a cross-section of society
together to start an eight-day camp. When he was blowing the
horn, Baden-Powell had no intention of starting a new movement.
He simply wanted to provide a programme of activities that other
existing youth organisations could use. He was testing his
ideas, unsure about whether they would work or not.
100 years to the day, at 8am on 1
August 2007, Scouts in 216 countries and territories will mark
the Centenary. They will unite to celebrate Scouting’s
successes, reaffirm their commitment to Scouting's values and,
most importantly, look towards a bright future for Scouting.
Photo: Billingshurst Cubs and Scouts with their Sunrise badges
at Petworth Park
More information, including a message
from Chief Scout Peter Duncan, is available on the
Scout HQ sunrise
Petworth & Pulborough District
held their sunrise ceremony in the grounds of Petworth House.
At 8am local time, we joined Scouts around the world as we
renewed our Promise.
The Centenary Sunrise badge was
awarded to all Parbrook cubs that attended and more photos
from the event are available on our