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  • Patron Saint of Scouting - St. Georges Day 4/23

    "...St. George is typical of what a Scout should be. He epitomized the qualities of selflessness and both moral and physical courage which Baden-Powell saw as being among the aims of Scouting. Lord Robert Baden-Powell had made Saint George the patron Saint of the Scouting Movement. Baden-Powell had a favorite rhyme about our patron Saint:

    My warmest good wishes I am sending to you
    And hoping that the winter is through
    You will start out afresh to follow the lead
    Of our Patron Saint George and his spirited steed;
    Not only to tackle what ever my befall,
    But also successfully to win through it all
    And then may you have an enjoyable spell
    Of hiking, and jolly good camping as well. "

    more at link:
    http://oblatesosbbelmont.org/2012/04/23/8693/

  • #2
    Well Happy St. Georges Day...

    But I think BP would have been better having Saint Christopher as the patron saint of scouting...seeing as he forded a river and performed one of the worlds oldest water rescues

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    • #3
      Another good choice.

      Perhaps if Saint Christopher had been a soldier or "slew a dragon" like Saint George, BP may have chosen differently.

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