A tower of Boy Scouts

Lord Robert Baden-Powell started the Scouting movement in England in the early 1900s and his ideas came west

Lord Robert Baden-Powell started the Scouting movement in England in the early 1900s and his ideas came west.

In 1909 the Summerland Boy Scout Association was formed, the first of its kind in the South Okanagan.  As well as outdoor skills and good values, the boys developed other practical abilities as demonstrated by this group (ca. 1921).

Our records identify them as: bottom  from left B. Munn, W. Gayton, J. Gayton, J. Marshall, A.Harris. In the second row from left are Mel Monro, R. Reid, A. Marshall, A. Smith. In the third row from left are Ivor Harris, E. Hobbs, Chick Chisholm. In the fourth row from left are J. Smith, Moe Saycox. At top is R. Purvis. Scout-Guide Week 2015 is Feb. 15 to 22 so Scouts and Guides will be celebrating with special events and an invitation to other young people to get involved in something great.

Happy Birthday Lord Baden-Powell!