Person NameBoy Scout Movement, Rover Troop; 1924-1932; Montrose
ActivityThe Boy Scout movement was founded in Britain in 1908 by Lieutenant-General Robert (later Lord) Baden-Powell (1857 - 1941), famous for his defence of Mafeking (1899 - 1900) during the Boer War. The organisation was initially for boys aged between 11 and 14 or 15, and aimed to develop good citizenship and skill in various outdoor activities. The Scouts were organised into small groups (patrols) of six or seven under a boy patrol leader. Training included tracking, reconnaissance, mapping, signalling, knotting, first aid, and other skills relevant to camping and outdoor activities. Training was rewarded by the granting of badges, and a daily good deed encouraged. Scouts had to obey the Scout Law, a simple code of chivalrous behaviour. The aims of the Scout movement are to help young people develop the knowledge, skills and attributes that will enable them to be responsible, self-reliant citizens. Membership is now open to boys and girls between the ages of 10 1/2 and 15 1/2. The Rover Troop met in the Panmure Barracks, Montrose. The aims of the Troop were to encourage scout craft in the area, to look after the welfare of all troops and to maintain the connection with the scouting troop after the age of 17. The troop comprised of patrols, Pewitt and Eagle. Mr James Carson was the first Honorary Scout Master.
Corporate NameBoy Scout Movement, Rover Troop
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