Thursday, August 22, 2013

Centenary of Scouting in Australia


The growth of scouting in Australia was organic and occurred during the first half of 1908. In 2008, Australia celebrated its 100 years of scouting movement.

Meanwhile, the centenary of scouting was celebrated worldwide in 2007, marking the first experimental camp for 20 boys at Brownsea Island, England in Aug 1907, by the founder Lord Robert Baden-Powell.

Scouting is now an international movement dedicated to building peace and understanding among young people of different cultures and backgrounds.

Historically, scouts in Australia operated at a state level and reported to the headquarters in Britain. The national organisation, Scouts Australia, was formed in Aug 1967 and incorporated through Royal Charter and Act of Parliament.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Date of Issue : 19 Feb 2008
Postmark : Frankston 3199 VIC
Denomination : 50c, AU$1.35 and AU$2.00
Stamp Size : 37.5mm x 26mm
Paper : Tullis Russell
Printing Process : Lithography

A LIL' NOTE

Malaysia also celebrated its centenary of scouting movement in 2008. Similarly, commemorative stamps are issued to celebrate this event.

For more details on the stamps issued in Malaysia, click here.

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