Scouts Pageant, Mitcham
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|Partial / Incomplete Date||c.1957|
|Notes / History||The 1st Mitcham Cubs in full war-paint at the local Scouts Pageant on Three Kings Piece, Mitcham.
This photograph was taken during a fundraising week of events commemorating the centenary of the birth of Lord Baden-Powell, founder of the Scout Movement. It also celebrated the Golden Jubilee of Scouting.
The Scout movement has an emphasis on practical outdoor activities, including camping, woodcraft, aquatics, hiking, backpacking, and sports. The Scout uniform is intended to hide all differences of social standing, making for equality, and the distinctive uniform insignia include the fleur-de-lis and the trefoil, as well as badges and other patches.