Feb 22

Scout's Day

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"Be prepared!"

~ Boy Scout Motto

Worldwide in nearly all Scout associations, Founders' Day is celebrated on the 22nd of February, the birthday of Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting.

The 1st Glasgow Scout Group has a claim to be the first Scottish Scout Troop, as it holds a registration certificate dated 26 January 1908.


From the official register:

"This count was taken from a kilt bought from the Scottish Scout Shop in Edinburgh in 1922. Designed by Chief Commissioner of the Scout Association of Scotland, Lord Glentanar who was George Coats of Paisley thread-making fame. It was for the use of Scouts having no tartan of their own or for Scout troops requiring a uniform tartan.  The tartan is based on Black Watch in three shades of grey.  Although, It didn't achieve great popularity, in 1989 a variation in which light grey changed to white was marketed as 'Dress Grey Watch'."

For more about Scouting in Scotland, click the scouts of yesterday.

Officially registered tartan graphics on this site courtesy of The Scottish Tartans Authority.  Other tartans from talented tartan artists may also be featured.

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