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July 31, 2007 > 100th Anniversary of Scouting August 1, 2007

100th Anniversary of Scouting August 1, 2007

Submitted By Ronnie Fong

100 years ago, on August 1, 1907, Lord Baden-Powell blew a kudo horn to announce the opening of camp at Brownsea Island starting what has become the Scouting movement. Since then, million of boys and girls around the world in 216 countries have joined this group, embracing the outdoors, learning skills to be prepared for life, doing good turns to help others, gaining moral and ethical values, and learning to do their best throughout life.

Scouts around the world will be celebrating the sunrise of the next century of Scouting on August 1. The World Jamboree of Scouting in England will have scouts from every nation present to commemorate this event including about 72 scouts from the Bay Area. Scouts can also participate locally by joining a vast network of amateur radio stations around the world that will be part of the event. For more information go online to

Tri-City area scouts are coming to celebrate the 100th anniversary of scouting in the world with a Centennial Event of Fremont at Central Park on Wednesday, August 1, 2007, at 7 p.m. This ceremony and others around the world will renew the scouting promise in its second century. Everyone associated with scouting - past, present or future, young and old, friends, families, sponsor organizations and the general public - are welcome to gather to remember how Scouting was founded, what it has achieved in 100 years, and its dreams for the next 100 years. The celebration promises to provide a ton of fun! Meet at Picnic Area A in Central Park behind the future Water Park on Paseo Padre Parkway.

"Scouting prepares our youth to be leaders by providing leadership training and mentoring. It does all this while having fun. It has been doing this now for 100 years. We have every reason to celebrate not only because of how long Scouting has served our youth, but also because of all the lives it has touched in a positive way," said Garrett Yee, Ohlone College Trustee and Scouting District Chairman.

The Mission of Scouting is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of Citizenship, Character Development, Mental and Physical Fitness. The Mission Peak District serves families of all cultures and abilities in Fremont, Newark, and Union City with over 2,500 youth members and 900 adult volunteers engaged in scouting. To find out more about scouting in the area, visit or call Andy Yates, District Executive, (510) 577-9000 ext. 227, Additional information about the centennial event, contact Steve Armstrong at (510) 489-5862

100th Anniversary of Scouting
Wednesday, August 1
7 p.m.
Fremont Central Park
40000 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont
(510) 489-5862

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