Centenary of Scouting 2007
Centenary of Scouting celebrated a hat-trick of events: The 100th anniversary of Scouting; the 150th anniversary of the birth of Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of the Scouting movement. There are six stamps in this series: 25¢, 50¢, 75¢, 80¢, $1 and $1.50. Four stamps depict local Scouts and their activities, while the other two stamps highlight international events.
25¢ Yesteryear’s Wolf Cubs and their leaders
This stamp portrays an early group of Cub Scouts with their leaders, Ms Frances Bodden and Mrs Joyce Hylton (left). The boys are displaying their Wolf head staff and flag, showing the Wolf Cub symbol of the Cub Scout section; this section was developed from the Jungle Book story by Rudyard Kipling. (Courtesy Cayman Islands National Archive)
The Cayman Scout contingent participating in the opening ceremony of the 13th Caribbean Scout Jamboree held in Portland, Jamaica, August 2006. Lord Robert Baden-Powell borrowed from his experiences as a soldier in Africa and India and used the word “Jambo”, meaning “Hello” in the Swahili language, to name the large gathering of Scouts at the first World Scout Jamboree, held in London in 1920.
75¢ Modern Cub Scouts and leaders
Cub Scouts and their leaders in recent times, following a Remembrance Day Parade at the cenotaph in George Town, Grand Cayman, November 2006.
Being outdoors is important part of Scouting because it offers an opportunity to earn a proficiency badge by taking part in two traditional Scouting skills, survival and cooking, as well as a wide range of adventurous activities.
$1 Drill Team
The Cayman Islands Scout Association Drill Team stand at ease during 2005 Remembrance Day Parade. The Cayman senior Scouts not only lead parades but also give demonstrations of their skills.
$1.50 Robert Baden-Powell
Robert Baden-Powell was born on 22 February 1857, in London, England. He graduated from Charter House School and joined the army at the age of 19. He was sent to India where he commenced his military career, and he also served in Africa. He returned to England after the war and started the first Boy Scout troop on Brownsea Island in 1907; he was then 50 years old. In 1912 he married Olave Soames, who was born on 22 February 1889. In 1909 Baden-Powell was raised to the peerage and took as his title Lord Baden-Powell of Gilwell; he died on 8 January 1941. On his gravestone is carved “Robert Baden-Powell, ‘Chief Scout of the WorId’.”
Centenary of Scouting 2007 Souvenir Sheet