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                                      A S S E M B LY C E R E M O N Y      More Games Played at Brownsea Island
                                                                          	


                                                                          Deer Stalking                                                                                                                                                                             OF WORLD SCOUTING
                                                                          Procedure:	One	player	is	selected	as	the	“deer”	and	goes		
                                                                          “grazing”	in	the	woods.	The	rest	try	to	get	within	6	yards		
                                                                          (or	any	suitable	distance)	without	being	seen.	If	the	deer		
                                                                          notices	a	tracker,	he	calls	his	name	and	points	in	his	direction.	
                                                                          That	player	must	move	back	
                                                                          50	feet.	If	the	deer	hears	a	
                                                                          tracker	near	him,	he	may	

Precisely 100 years after the establishment
                                                                                                                                                  Tug-of-War
                                                                          “stampede,”	but	not	more	                                               Equipment:	One	rope	at	least	25	feet	long

  of the world Scouting movement,
                                                                          than	30	feet	(the	tracker	
                                                                          must	remain	in	place).		                                                Procedure:	Two	teams	line	up	single-file,	facing	each	other.		

      on Wednesday, August 1, 2007,
                                                                          The	first	player	to	get	within	                                         The	players	take	hold	of	the	rope	and,	on	signal,	start	pulling.	
                                                                          the	agreed	distance	trades	                                             The	rope	may	not	be	tied	around	the	waist	of	any	player,	nor		

   Scouts across America can gather                                       places	with	the	deer.                                                   can	any	player	hold	onto	posts,	trees,	or	any	stationary	objects.


       to mark the historic occasion                                      Variation:	The	deer	is	in	a	circle	about	50	feet	in	diameter.	The	      Scoring:	The	first	team	to	pull	or	drag	its	opponents	across	a	


with an assembly ceremony like this one.
                                                                          players	try	to	enter	the	circle	unnoticed.	If	the	deer	sees	a	player	   designated	line	wins.
                                                                          and	calls	his	name,	that	player	is	out	of	the	game.	The	patrol	
                                                                          with	the	most	players	in	the	circle	within	a	certain	time	wins.         Variation:	The	teams	are	given	pieces	of	rope	3	to	4	feet	long.	
                                                                                                                                                  They	tie	ropes	together	with	sheet	bends.	The	leader	ties	the	
                                                                          Stick Fight                                                             opposing	teams’	ropes	together	and	calls	“Go!”	This	method	is	
7:45 a.m.	         Assemble	troops	at	the	ceremony	site.                  Equipment:	One	Scout	stave	per	pair	of	players                          not	only	a	test	of	strength,	but	also	serves	as	a	fine	test	of	the	
8:00 a.m.	         Sound	the	kudu	horn.                                                                                                           patrol’s	knot-tying	ability.	If	the	team	captain	gets	his	players	to	
8:05 a.m.	         T
                   	 ell	the	story	of	the	Brownsea		                      Procedure:	The	players	are	paired	off,	facing	each	other	with	          “heave”	together,	the	team	will	have	success	even	against	
                   Island	adventure.                                      their	feet	planted	in	a	wide,	firm	stance.	They	grip	the	stick	         superior	strength.
8:20 a.m.	         	 ead	Scouts	in	a	recommitment	to		
                   L                                                      firmly	with	both	hands,	each	with	his	left	hand	covered	by	his	

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   On August 1, 2007, Scouts around the world will celebrate
                   Scouting	(recited	by	a	Scout	leader		                  opponent’s	right	hand.	On	signal,	each	tries	to	get	the	stick	to	
                   and	repeated	by	Scouts):                               touch	the	ground	on	his	right	side	by	pushing	down	with	his	
	   	              On	my	honor	I	will	do	my	best                          right	hand	and	pulling	up	with	his	left.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the 100th anniversary of Scouting. On this date in 1907,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Robert S. S. Baden-Powell assembled 21 boys into the first patrols at
	   	              To	carry	on	the	traditions	of	Scouting
	   	              To	the	Scouts	who	follow	in	my	footsteps               Scoring:	The	player	who	succeeds	in	two	out	of	three	tries	is	

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the world’s first Boy Scout camp at Brownsea Island in England.
	   	              A
                   	 nd	to	commit	myself	to	live	by	the		                 the	winner.
                   Scout	Oath	and	Law.
                                                                          Variation:	Stick Twist. The	players	face	each	other	and	stand	
8:25 a.m.	         Close	with	the	Scout	Oath.                             about	a	yard	apart,	gripping	the	stick	in	a	manner	similar	to		
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              BSA local councils are encouraged to observe the anniversary by holding commemorative ceremonies at Scout camps and
                                                                          that	in	Stick	Fight,	except	that	they	hold	the	stick	at	eye	level		
The Kudu Horn                                                             or	higher.	The	object	is	to	bring	the	staff	straight	down	without	                                                                                  other locations at precisely 8 a.m. on Wednesday, August 1, 2007. These special events could include sounding the African
During	his	military	service	in	Africa,	Baden-Powell	observed	members	     bending	the	wrist	or	elbows	or	having	the	stick	twist	while	                                                                                        kudu horn and introducing the four original patrols: Curlews, Ravens, Wolves, and Bulls. Activities of the day could include
of	the	Matabele	tribe	blowing	on	the	horn	of	a	kudu	antelope	to	signal	
                                                                          holding	it.                                                                                                                                         games played at Brownsea Island and an evening campfire program with a re-enactment of the story of Baden-Powell and
to	one	another.	He	brought	a	kudu	horn	back	to	England	with	him,		
and	used	its	call	to	assemble	the	first	Scouts	at	Brownsea	Island.		                                                                                                                                                          the Brownsea Island adventure.
The	same	horn	was	entrusted	to	Gilwell	Park	in	1920	for	use		
in	Scout	training	courses.
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                                                                                                                                   Robert	Stephenson	Smyth		               In	1899,	B-P	was	sent	to	South	Africa,	where	the	
                                                                                                                                   Baden-Powell	was	born		                 British	army	was	in	conflict	with	the	Boers,	settlers	of	
                                                                                                                                   February	22,	1857,	in	London,		         Dutch	descent	in	the	South	African	Republic	and	the	
                                                                                                                                   England.	His	father	died	when	he	       Orange	Free	State.	He	soon	found	himself	in	charge	of	


                                100th Anniversary Campfire Program
                                                                                                                                   was	3	years	old,	leaving	his	mother	    defending	the	small	town	of	Mafeking	with	about	
                                                                                                                                   to	raise	seven	children.	He	spent	      1,200	men	under	his	command.	However,	many		
                                                                                                                                   much	of	his	boyhood	in	the		            thousands	of	Boer	soldiers	surrounded	and	laid		
                                                                                                                                   outdoors	with	his	four	brothers,		      siege	to	the	town,	demanding	that	the	British	army	          Kim’s Game                                                  Observation
                                                                                                                                   camping	and	hiking	in	many		            surrender.	Under	B-P’s	leadership	and	clever	direction,	
                                       Camp	staff	and	Scouts	will	enjoy	re-enacting	the	story	of		                                                                                                                                      Equipment:	Twenty	to	30	assorted	items,	a	large	cloth	or	   Equipment:	Pencil	and	paper	for	each	Scout
                                                                                                                                   parts	of	England.	He	received		         the	British	solders	led	the	Boers	to	believe	that	they	
                                       the	Brownsea	Island	adventure	as	part	of	a	celebration	of		                                                                                                                                      neckerchief,	paper	and	pencils	for	each	patrol
                                                                                                                                   a	scholarship	to	Charterhouse		         were	up	against	a	more	formidable	foe	and	were	able	                                                                     Procedure:	A	Scoutmaster	or	youth	leader	who	is	a	good	
                                       Scouting’s	centennial.                                                  School,	a	British	school	founded	in	1611,	and	was	the	      to	hold	off	the	Boers	for	218	days.                          Procedure:	Spread	the	items	out	and	cover	them	with		       storyteller	tells	a	dramatic	story	to	the	group.	It	should	
                                       The Brownsea Island Adventure                                           goalkeeper	of	the	soccer	team.	He	was	dramatically	                                                                      the	cloth	or	neckerchief.	Gather	the	patrols	around.		      take	about	three	to	five	minutes.	While	telling	the	story,	
                                                                                                               and	musically	inclined,	and	had	a	gift	for	sketching.                                                                    Lift	the	cloth	and	allow	the	patrols	to	study	the	items		   he	will	do	several	things,	such	as	mop	his	brow,	button	
                                       At	dawn	on	August	1,	1907,	Baden-Powell	sounded	the	kudu		
                                       horn	and	formed	21	boys	into	four	patrols	to	test	his	scheme	on	                                                                                                                                 for	one	minute.	Cover	the	items	when	the	minute		           his	shirt,	walk	back	and	forth,	etc.	At	the	end	of	the	story,	
                                       Brownsea	Island	off	the	coast	of	England.	He	named	the	four		                                                                                                                                    is	up,	and	have	the	patrol	members	list	all	they		          each	Scout	is	asked	to	write	down	not	what	the	story-
                                       patrols	after	animals:	the	Curlews,	                                                                                                                                                             can	remember.                                               teller	said,	but	what	he	did	during	the	story,	in	the	order	
                                       the	Ravens,	the	Wolves,	and	the	                                                                                                                                                                                                                             that	he	did	it.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Scoring:	Award	1	point	for	each	correct	item	listed.		
                                       Bulls.	Each	patrol	was	signified		                                                                                                                                                               The	patrol	with	the	most	correct	items	listed	is		          Variation:	At	the	end	of	the	story,	send	the	group	out	of	
                                       by	a	color	of	cloth,	and	each	boy	                                                                                                                                                               the	winner.                                                 the	room	for	a	few	minutes.	Move	things,	such	as	chairs,	
                                       wore	a	fleur-de-lis	on	his	cap.	Each	                                                                                                                                                                                                                        pictures,	patrol	flags,	etc.,	around	the	room	into	different	
                                       patrol	had	a	leader,	who	carried	a	                                                                                                                                                              Variation:	Up-and-Down Kim’s Game.	Tie	the	items	           positions.	Call	the	group	in	and	have	them	write	down	
                                       short	staff	with	a	white	flag	painted	                                                                                                                                                           along	a	length	of	rope.	Throw	one	end	of	the	rope		         any	changes	in	the	room’s	appearance.
                                       with	a	picture	of	the	patrol	animal.	                                                                                                                                                            over	a	tree	limb.	The	items	are	hanging	down	out	of		
                                       Thus,	the	world’s	first	Boy	Scout	                                                                                                  B-P	returned	to	England	a	hero,	and	Aids	to	Scouting	        sight	in	a	pack	or	an	ice	cooler.	The	game	leader	pulls		   Scoring:	The	Scout	with	the	most	accurate	account	of	the	
                                       troop	was	assembled.	                                                                                                               became	an	inspiration	for	young	boys.	Carefully	and	         the	rope,	revealing	the	items	for	one	minute,	then		        storyteller’s	doings	or	changes	in	the	room	is	the	winner.
Baden-Powell’s	patrol	method	                                                                                                                                              slowly,	B-P	developed	the	Scouting	idea	and	tested	it	       lowers	them	again.	The	patrols	must	list	the	items		
was	the	system	of	work		               Each	day,	B-P	would	introduce	a	new	skill,	demonstrate	it,	and		                                                                                                                                 in	the	correct	order.
and	play—the	standard	that		
                                                                                                                                                                           in	1907	on	Brownsea	Island.	The	21	boys	he	led	that	
                                       lead	the	boys	in	games	and	competitions	that	practiced	the	skill.	
would	be	experienced	by		                                                                                                                                                  summer	became	the	first	Boy	Scouts.	
                                       The	boys’	favorite	activities	included	observation,	tracking,	fire	
every	new	Scout	to	this	day.
                                       building,	swimming,	and	first	aid.	                                                                                                 The	Scouting	movement	grew	and,	in	1910,	reached	
                                                                                                                                                                           such	proportions	that	B-P	knew	that	Scouting	was	to	
                                       Every	evening,	B-P	would	lead	the	boys	around	the	campfire,		           When	he	graduated	from	Charterhouse,	B-P	joined		           be	his	life’s	work.	In	1912,	B-P	set	out	on	a	trip	around	
                                       where	he	was	the	campfire	leader,	song	leader,	and	storyteller.         the	famous	13th	Hussars	regiment	in	the	Crimean		           the	world	to	meet	Scouts	in	many	countries,	which	
                                       On	the	last	day	of	camp,	B-P	invited	the	boys’	parents	to	visit	the	    War	in	India.	As	he	rose	through	the	ranks	of	the		         marked	the	beginning	of	Scouting	as	a	World	Brother-
                                       camp,	where	the	boys	put	on	a	display	of	the	skills	they	had	learned	   British	army,	B-P	gave	much	thought	to	the	best	ways	       hood.	In	1920,	Scouts	from	all	over	the	world	met	in	
                                       during	the	week.	                                                       to	train	soldiers.	He	believed	that	it	was	important		      London	for	the	first	international	Scout	gathering—	
                                                                                                               for	them	to	be	able	to	think	for	themselves	and	to	be	      the	first	world	Scout	jamboree.	On	the	last	night	of		
                                       The	Brownsea	Island	experiment	was	a	success,	and	B-P		                 able	to	act	as	scouts	for	their	units.	He	chronicled	his	   this	jamboree,	B-P	was	proclaimed	Chief	Scout	of		
                                       published	his	Scouting	for	Boys—the	first	Boy	Scout	Handbook—           training	ideas	in	a	small	book	called	Aids	to	Scouting.	    the	World.
                                       the	following	year.

				
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