Scouts build canoes at Mill House, Mitcham

Scouts build canoes at Mill House, Mitcham

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Partial / Incomplete Date c.1957
Area Mitcham
Copyright 1 Advertiser
Picture Reference Mit_​Org_​Events_​51-7
Original Format Photo
Notes / History Boy scouts build canoes in Mill House.

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.

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