Founders’ Day and #thanktwo

Date: 22nd Feb 2021 Author: David Cowie


Founders’ Day and #thanktwo

Each year on 22 February, Scouts all around the world celebrate the birthday of our Founder Lord Robert Baden-Powell.  Baden-Powell founded the movement in 1907 and was the first Chief Scout.  Baden-Powell also founded the Guides and the Guiding Movement who also mark his birthday each year.

This year, Scouts Scotland are asking all members to celebrate Founders’ Day by taking the time to #thanktwo people.  I am going to get the ball rolling and have left my two thank-yous below (although I have cheated and thanked two groups rather than two individuals!).  Please could you all keep this going and encourage your Beaver, Cub or Scout to also think of who they would like to thank.  They can do this in any way they like – email, phone call or even by sending a card or picture.  I’d love to hear all about who our young people thank so please let me know either by email or on our Facebook page.


Our amazing young people 

I’d like to say a massive thank you to our Brilliant Beavers, Cracking Cubs and Sensational Scouts.  The last year has thrown a lot of challenges their way but through these they have shown true grit and resilience and have taken part in some brilliant activities both online and in-person, doing their best to adapt to the different way we have had to operate.  Each of our young people have all achieved something great over the last year and I thank them for their commitment to  Scouting.


Our fantastic volunteers 

I know I’ve said this before but I don’t think it can be said enough.  Our adult volunteers are the backbone of our Group.  Without them Scouting could not happen and it is easy for their hard work to be taken for granted.  I am very thankful to each and every one of our adult volunteers who commit so much time, effort and energy into delivering a truly amazing programme to our young people.  Thank you!


Keiran Meiklejohn GSL


Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls