The Scout movement, also known as Scouting or the Scouts, is a voluntary non-political educational movement for young people. Although it requires an oath of allegiance to a nation's leaders and, in some countries, to a god, it otherwise allows membership without distinction of gender, race or origin in accordance with the principles of its founder,
Lord Baden-Powell. The purpose of the Scout Movement is to contribute to the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual potentials as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities.
During the first half of the twentieth century, the movement grew to encompass three major age groups for boys:
Boy Scout and
Rover Scout. In 1910, the
Girl Guides was created, encompassing three major age groups for girls:
Girl Guide and Girl Scout and
Ranger Guide. It is one of several worldwide
Image 23Sioux: Ohiyesa, (pronounced Oh hee' yay suh), February 19, 1858 - January 8, 1939) was a
Native American author, physician and reformer. He was active in politics and helped found the
Boy Scouts of America.
Image 30Boy Scouts of America uniform circa 1917-1918
Image 31Preparing the
pancakes before the arrival of the children for the evening dinner during the summer camp of the
Delftsche Zwervers for children in
special education. Because pancakes are considered to be a feast meal for children, this is served on the last evening dinner of this camp.
Image 33Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. A 5-day Boy Scout Camp on the bank of the Mississippi River was composed of nearly a hundred boys from the Rohwer Center, a few less form the Jerome Center, together with a small troop from the nearby town of Arkansas City.