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World Scarf Day, Nostalgia, And Old Friends

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So August 1st is World Scarf day, any one with any past or present connection to Scouting is asked to wear their neckerchief to promote Scouting. I am assuming August 1st was chosen to commemorate BP's Brownsea Island experiment August 1-8, 1907.

 

Anyway for nosalgia, I posted the patch on my troop growing up necker on FB.

 

WOW the memories and renewing of old friendships all because of posting it..

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So August 1st is World Scarf day, any one with any past or present connection to Scouting is asked to wear their neckerchief to promote Scouting. I am assuming August 1st was chosen to commemorate BP's Brownsea Island experiment August 1-8, 1907.

 

Anyway for nosalgia, I posted the patch on my troop growing up necker on FB.

 

WOW the memories and renewing of old friendships all because of posting it..

One of the things I love about this forum. I learn so much. I never heard of World Scout Scarf Day until I read this post! To bad I didn't see it until I was home for the evening I could have worn my scout necker to the outdoor concert I went too.

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post-4918-0-82449400-1438504809_thumb.jpgBit of history......
 
It has it's roots in the 2007 World Jamboree when following the sunrise ceremony on 1 August (and yes, picked to mark the Brownsea Island camp) scouts were asked to hold their necker/scarf above their heads.
 
The 2011 jamboree in Sweden took the idea on and the idea of everyone round the world wearing theirs sprang from there.
 
As a bit of nostalgia one of my favourite scout photos attached, taken at the closing ceremony of the European Jamboree (Eurojam) in 2005. What 15000 scouts from 68 countries looks like!

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It's every year I think.

 

Don't forget this is something that has just gathered it's own momentum, it's not something organised by WOSM or anything like that. It's just something folks have started doing!

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It's every year, I see foreign Scouting associations post about it on FB, but I don't recall seeing BSA outlets post about it.

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It started on Twitter several years ago and migrated to Linkedin and now it's on Facebook for a few years.  They are also on Instagram.  It is every year.  I have been taking part for many years.  It is a lot of fun.  I actually conversed for a few years with the person who was coordinating it on Social Media for awhile.  Nice guy.

 

https://scouteradam.wordpress.com/2012/07/08/worldscarfday-is-august-1st-2/is a blog post I wrote years ago.

 

https://www.facebook.com/Scout.Scarf.Day

 

As to why the BSA does not advertise it....Have not a clue.  I know that the Montana Council has a Event listed on their FB page.

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Probably because since 1972, neckers have been optional for Boy Scouts, and national Supply is getting out of the necker business as soon as their stock is out. ( don't get me started on that as my son's troop is in the process of voting on their 3rd neckerchief in about 6 years b/c they used national's designs).

 

 

I admit I wore it to the pool for the pack's aquatics event, but forgot to put it back on for some orienteering work after coming home from the pool.

 

And great SCOTT, I have old freinds coming out of the woodwork on facebook becasue of the post.

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