Scout Scarf Day is an unusual holiday that helps Scouts come together and feel like they belong to the community. Scout scarf in this case is an important symbol of the movement. On this day, Scouts proudly wear their scarves, showing off their scarves and seeing like-minded people in the crowd.
Scouting began in 1907 with the book Scouting for Boys by Sir Robert Baden-Powell. Scout Scarf Day was founded a hundred years later when Scouts wanted to bring more attention to the movement. It is important to clarify that Scout Scarf Day is not the only or the main holiday dedicated to the scouting movement, but only one of several.
- A scout scarf is not only a symbol of the movement, but also a useful functional item. It can be used as a dressing in cases where bandages or plasters are not available.
- There are over thirty million Scouts in the world, including two and a half million girls.
- Scouting groups emerged as a way to deal with bullying behavior in order to redirect boys’ energy in a useful direction.
How to take part
The main custom associated with the holiday is suggested by its name – if you want to show your affiliation with the Scouting movement, wear a Scout scarf. You can wear it on the street, at work, at a party – and you could meet other scouts. To keep pleasant memories, take photos with a scarf that you can post on Instagram or another social network.
Tell the younger generation about scouting. You can not only share memories of hiking, but also teach children useful survival skills and how to provide first aid.
When is Scout Scarf Day celebrated in 2023?
Scout Scarf Day is observed on August 1 each year.