HAPPY BIRTHDAY, B.P.!


In this day all the Scouts and Guide around the world are celebrating the birthday of the man who created this movement. Scouting means developing and exploring the world around you: an article of the Scout’s law tells that a Scout is a friend of anyone. A Scout never has enemies. I will read with you the manual written by him, Scouting for boys. I will tell you all the great adventures that I lived during my youth when I dressed that uniform in Italy. You will meet my siblings, meeting during my road, people who are always on my side, even in the hardest moment of my life. I will teach you to demonstrate your gratitude for the smallest part of joy you can feel during each day of your life.

I was not a good scout, especially for the organisation: I am a mess when I try to follow all my interest and my needed, growing up will become hardest nowadays. I will teach you, through the words of Baden Powell, to do everything you have to with a smile without grumbling for everything.

A scout is never taken by surprise; he knows exactly what to do when anything unexpected happens.

Robert Baden Powell has married Olivia, a woman who was born in the same day of him. They loved each other for all their life and they had a happy family, following also for their children the method created together.

If you make listening and observation your occupation you will learn much more than you can by talk.

Robert Baden Powell will teach you how to sing under the stars with your fellows, around a fire.

A scout smiles and whistles under all circumstances.

Every February 22nd we will celebrate together B.P. birthday, switching on a candle and putting it at the window, a sign for all the boys walking for their exploration. They will find in our home a place in which take a rest, eating something and pray together the God who create everything. We will discover St George’s life, the protector of the country in which you were born, but also St. Francesco, the saint who protects Italy, and St. Patrick. What a weird case, the saint who protects the country of your daddy was a Scottish man, also patron saint of Ireland.

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