Today like every founders day, Scouts across the the Vale are celebrate Robert Baden-Powell and the triumphant force of scouting that has helped to shape the globe.
B-P was born on the 22nd February 1857 (London, England), into a society that was yet to find a commonality between nations, or forge a true brotherhood of wealth for both children and adults. It became his mission to provide opportunities for young people that would enable them to be educated and enlightened to themselves and the world around them.
Particularly this year, Scouts will celebrate not only his life, but also the work of the volunteers who make it possible and key workers who have kept going to combat the pandemic. The volunteers and many key workers that keep everybody going during lockdown have been a huge beacon of hope for better days to come.
Currently, whilst the world powers through the demands of the pandemic, Scouts have anchored themselves on B-P’s teachings of perseverance and adaptability. In doing so, many groups in Cardiff and the Vale have still continued to meet virtually.
The unifying sense of humanity that has been displayed throughout the years of scouting, has been vital to communities everywhere over the past year. As founders day today honours the Chief Scout of the World, scout volunteers and key workers, it’s important to remember to be kind and support one another, the way that Lord Baden Powell had intended Scouts to.
This Founder’s Day, the Scouting community urges everyone to remember an integral driving force of their organisation:
To help others and armour them with the means to do so, but also to show gratitude to those who have put us before themselves for the greater good of the community.
After all Baden Powell said it best:
‘’The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others’’.
View the hashtag #ThankTwo on social media to see all the great stories and messages of thanks being shared by our members and volunteers.If you are interested in joining Scouting or Volunteering please visit www.scouts.org.uk