Hands up if you were ever a Boy Scout, Girl Guide, Girl Scout, Cub or Brownie

+12 votes
The Scout Association is one of the most far-reaching international organisations ever dreamed of. No matter your race, colour, creed, nationality or infirmity you can be a member. (With a couple of restrictions based on the political situation where you live). Given this it is surprisingly little noticed here on Wikitree. Only a handful of profiles and no international structure at all. Whether it was a good or a trivial experience I bet a high proportion of us were members at one time or another. I'd love there to be a project though I don't have the time (some excuse). Surely there's an enthusiast here somewhere who'd be interested. Ever been in a Gang Show?
WikiTree profile: Robert Baden-Powell
in The Tree House by C. Mackinnon G2G6 Pilot (294k points)
edited by David Selman

In my previous life my name was John


You’re killing me! Hahahaha!
You do know I spent 10 days in jail February 2017 for tearing the driver door off a dude's car?
I was a Brownie, then flew up early cuz I was awesome, and then I made it through Junior rank in Girl Scouts. I have a Life Scout son (he turned 18 before he could finish his Eagle project.)

GS Camp was a blast. Oh, the memories. My friend Noel and I both dropped our flashlights down the latrine (hole in the wooden hut) and spent the rest of the week in the dark at night. One day we all rolled down this one hill in the camp. Turned out it was covered in poison ivy. I was the only one not suffering. Noel had to go home due to her blisters. It's no wonder I never camped after the age of 12.
Our hs band candy was *****. Nasty. The band candy they sell in my neck of the woods now is good stuff, made locally. I like to buy and freeze to help those band kids!
Oh look, I was censored and I spell the word with "sh" followed by "ite"!
Once in the weekend chat I said I was cooking steak with pearl onions and shiitake mushrooms and the mod buzzed off shiitake. I was like,  bugs, it's food, dude
They don't know their shiitake from shinola.
did it here too!!

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+11 votes
I was a Girl Guide for 3 years when I was a teenager in the 1970s
by Robynne Lozier G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
+10 votes
When I was in elementary school which was 1st grade thru 6th grade I was a Brownie for 1st grade throught 4th grade then thru 4th grade thru 6th grade I was a Girl Scout. That was in the 1967 thru 1972.
by Living Barnett G2G6 Pilot (470k points)
+10 votes
Carried the colour to welcome HM to Malta on her post coronation tour.
by C. Mackinnon G2G6 Pilot (294k points)
I remember being cross that cubs, scouts and guides all carried a proper flag on church parades. As Brownies, all we had was a tiddly leather pennant.

(I 'flew' up to guides in 1963, google tells me it took another twenty years for brownies to be allowed to carry a flag)
+9 votes
I was not interested in being either a Brownie or a Guide and thankfully my mother did not insist when I said no.
by Lynda Crackett G2G6 Pilot (634k points)
+13 votes
I was a Cub Scout Leader who got my Wood Beads and Gilwell Scarf
by Darren Kellett G2G6 Pilot (221k points)
+9 votes
I was a Girl Scout, but never a Brownie - I was in another organization Camp Fire Girls where I was a Bluebird!
by Navarro Mariott G2G6 Pilot (151k points)
+6 votes
I was in Cub Scouts when the BSA celebrated their 50th anniversary and went on to be a Boy Scout and an adult leader serving in many positions. I was a leader when the 100th anniversary came around so I have that patch as well as the 50th patch. I stayed with it for my son and at least one grandson but stepped away due to health problems.
by Dale Byers G2G Astronaut (1.6m points)
+8 votes
I was a Cadette(grades 6-8) girl scout leader back in the 70's. We went to    Juliette Gordon Low's birthplace in Savannah, Georgia in 1973, They have a Camp Juliette Low in Cloudland, Georgia.
by Dorothy Barry G2G Astronaut (2.6m points)
+6 votes
Yes I am a Scouter  .. Cub, Boy, Order of The Arrow, Eagle, Explorer, Adult, Board of Director ..

P.S. Two sons and three daughters were scouters.

P.S. S.  I also was a Girl Scout as a Board of Director Member. (When my girls were girl scouts.)

C'est Bon Magnifique !
by Stanley Baraboo G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
+6 votes
I was a Brownie and then "flew up" (had forgotten that term) to Girl Scouts when I was old enough.  I stayed in and enjoyed Girl Scouts (camps, outings, activities, learning skills, etc.) until I was in High School when it wasn't "in" anymore -- especially wearing the uniform on Scout meeting days -- around 1966.  My mother was the G. S. Leader for several years and that added to the fun.  After that I became involved with the YMCA co-ed programs for a couple of years and fully enjoyed that.  Hiked down the Grand Canyon three times over Spring Break, and went to a summer camp where I learned to sail and water ski.  Oh, the fun of youth!
by Robin Shaules G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)
+5 votes
I was a scout and then a leader for about 15 years. In Sweden the boy scouts and girl guides merged their associations in 1960, and we were all scouts together.
by Maria Lundholm G2G6 Pilot (177k points)
edited by Maria Lundholm
+2 votes

The greatest Movements for Peace that the World has ever known.

In 2007, at Gilwell, I met an American, who had taken a year off in order come to help at Gilwell for the Centenary.  He related how, a couple of years before, he had been in the Military in the Middle East.  He had needed to call a meeting, at which there were a representative of the United Nations Refugee organisation, an Israeli representative and a Palestinian representative.

All four were wearing the Scout badge.  The meeting went well.

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Ask our friend Google about  > Benghazi Scouts

by Robin Clay G2G Crew (720 points)

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