2007 Centenary of World Scouting
Celebrate 100 years since the establishment of the World Scout Movement.
In New Zealand, Scouting has been the largest voluntary youth movement for many years and efforts are being made to ensure it remains a popular pastime for the next 100 years.
In 2007, associations of the World Scout Movement celebrated 100 years since Robert Baden-Powell's experimental camp involving 20 boys in 1907 that led to the birth of their organisation.
In New Zealand, Scouting is divided into five key sections depending on the age of the members: Keas, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers and Rovers. Efforts are being made to ensure that this part of many New Zealanders childhood will keep going for the next 100 years and that it will always remain an enjoyable and educational option for our younger generations.
The theme for the Worldwide Centenary of Scouting celebration is ‘2007: One World, One Promise’ and in New Zealand was marked by the participation of Scouts, friends, and families in the World Promise Day at sunrise on 1 August.