Scouting started in 1907, with an experimental camp on
Brownsea Island in the UK for 20 boys from a wide variety of
Today, Scouting is a million times bigger than when it
first started. It involves girls and boys, men and women
from every race, religion and culture, and nearly every
country in the world.
In 2007, Scouting celebrates its worldwide Centenary.
This is an opportunity to promote the values, benefits and
achievements of Scouting to the world, and also for the
millions of Scouts around the world to make a real
difference to the lives of others through their Centenary
The single theme for all events and activities for the
Centenary of Scouting and the 21st World Scout Jamboree is: 2007:
One World One Promise. Click here
for more info on Scouting's centenary celebrations.
And in 2010, Guiding will be celebrating their 100th