Who were the first to be involved in the Boy Scouts and the Girl Guides movements?
#43831. Asked by DogRL. (Jan 29 04 6:04 AM)
Mr. and Mrs. Baden-Powell.|
A nice twist here as the Boy Scout came first followed later by the Girl Guide.|
Founded in 1908 by Robert Stephenson Smyth, 1st Baron Baden-Powell of Gilwell (1857-1941.
Lady Baden-Powell was responsible for forming the Guides as she thought why should the boys have all the fun.
An experimental Scout camp was held on Brownsea Island, off Poole in Dorset from July 29 to August 9, 1907 by Baden-Powell with twenty boys. Nine of the boys were from Poole companies of the Boys’ Brigade and the rest were sons of Baden-Powell’s friends.|
The movement grew spontaneously with the publication of the first fourpenny part of “Scouting for Boys” in January 1908. The 1st Glasgow troop has an official registration certificate retrospectively dated January 26, 1908. Other claims for priority are made for three troops formed by Baden-Powell in Nottingham and one formed by Colonel Vaux in Sunderland in February of that year. A formal organization of the movement was in place by the end of 1908.
The Girl Guides also grew from informal beginnings. The earliest company on record is the Cuckoo Patrol of Girl Scouts, founded by Allison Cargill, a Glasgow schoolgirl, in the summer of 1908.
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The 1st Glasgow actually started in 1907 as a boys camping club and was organised by a cadet officer, "Boss" Young around the same time as Baden-Powell's Brownsea Island expedition. "Boss" Young met Braden-Powell in Glasgow during Baden-Powell's November tour of Britain and recognised the potential of Braden-Powell's ideas in his publication 'Scouting for Boys'. He must have signed up immediately as there is a fancy Edwardian certificate dated 26th January 1908 stating that the 1st Glasgow is a Scout Troop. No scout group is known to officially pre-date the 1st Glasgow.|
There is a short history at:
There is evidence that there were other boys' camping clubs in existence in 1907 who joined the scout movement early on in 1908.
There were 20 boys who were taken on the Brownsea Island camp in 1907. They were|
Musgrave Casenove (Bob) Wroughton
Cedric Isham Curteis
John Michael Evans-Lombe
Percy Arthur Medway
Reginald Walter Giles
Charles Christian Simon Rodney
Thomas Brian Ashton Evans-Lombe
Albert (Bert) Lionel Blandford
James Henry Bertie Rodney
Marc Andrew Patrick Noble
George Brydges Harley Guest Rodney
Herbert (Bert) 'Nippy' Watts
J Alan Vivian
Terence (Terry) Ewart Bonfield
Herbert Barnes Emley
Ethelbert (Bert) James Tarrant
William Francis Rodney
Herbert (Bert) Nathan Collingbourne
Humphrey Brunel Noble
And the assistants:
George Walter Green
Donald Ferlys Wilson Baden-Powell
Many of the boys went into the army and died either in, or as a result of, Word War I.
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