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Milestones of World Scouting

1857

February 22, Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell born in Paddington, London England.

1889

February 22, Olave St. Clair Soames was born. She married Baden-Powell in 1912.

1907

Baden-Powell's experimental camp, Brownsea Island, England, August 1-9.

1908

"Scouting for Boys" published. Boy Scouts office opened in london.

1916

Cub section started. "Wolf Cub's Handbook" published.

1919

Gilwell Park acquired. Start of leaders' training courses.

1920

1st World Jamboree, Olympia, London, England, 8,000 participants.
Baden-Powell acclaimed Chief Scout of the World.
1st International Scout Conference; 33 national Scout organizations represented.
Boy Scouts International Bureau founded, London, England.

1921

International magazine "Jamboree" first published (title changed to "World Scouting" in 1955,
and now is World Scouting News).

1922

1st International Committee elected (at 2nd International Conference, Paris, France). 30 national
Scout organizations represented.
First world census: 1,019,205 members in 31 countries.
Venture Scouts started (Rovers).

1924

2nd World Jamboree, Copenhagen, Denmark, 4,549 participants.
3rd World Scout Conference, Copenhagen Denmark. 34 national Scout organizations represented.

1925

International Scout Chalet opened, Kandersteg, Switzerland. (Now known as the Kandersteg
International Scout Centre)

1926

4th World Scout Conference, Kandersteg, Switzerland. 29 national Scout organizations represented.

1929

3rd World Jamboree, Birkenhead, England. 50,000 participants.
5th World Scout Conference, Birkenhead, England. 33 national Scout organizations represented.
Baden-Powell given peerage; takes title Lord Baden-Powell of Gilwell.

1931

6th World Scout Conference, Vienna-Baden, Austria. 44 national Scout organizations represented.

1933

4th World Jamboree, Gödöllö, Hungary. 25,793 participants.
7th World Scout Conference, Gödöllö, Hungary. 31 national Scout organizations represented.

1935

8th World Scout Conference, Stockholm, Sweden. 28 national Scout organizations represented.

1937

5th World Jamboree, Vogelenzang-Bloemendaal, Netherlands. 28,750 participants.
9th World Scout Conference, The Hague, Netherlands. 34 national Scout organizations represented.

1939

10th World Scout Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland. 27 national Scout organizations represented.

1941

Death of Baden-Powell, January 8.

1946

1st Inter-American Conference, Bogota, Colombia.

1947

6th World Jamboree (Jamboree of Peace), Moisson, France. 24,152 participants.
11th World Scout Conference, Château de Rosny, France. 32 national Scout organizations represented.

1949

1st Agoon (International camp for handicapped Scouts) Lunteren, Netherlands.
12th World Scout Conference, Elvesaeter, Norway. 25 national Scout organizations represented.

 


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