The Order of World Scouts was founded on the 11th November 1911, and was
the earliest World Scouting organisation. The date was chosen to echo the
declaration of Baldwin as King of Jerusalem, concluding a successful end
to the first Crusade, 11th November 1100. The organisation still continues
today, and has continued under its Grand Scoutmasters.
Individual and Corporate membership can be gained by individuals, or by Scout
groups, members of which, have taken a Scout Promise which reflects B-P's
Book to be published.
If sufficient people are interested, a book will be published covering the
whole history of The British Boy Scouts, and the Order of World Scouts. Included
in the text are details on dozens of other organisations which were connected
with scouting (Woodcraft Folk, The Order of Woodcraft Chivalry, Kibbo Kift,
Life Pioneers, British Scout Federation, British Pathfinder Scouts Association,
the Outlanders, Federation of European Scouts UK Association, Baden-Powell
Scouts Association, along with more details of the other organisations mentioned
above) Details of the 1919 Court Case in New York over the United States
Boy Scouts, the British Chartered Associations (Protection of Names and Uniforms)
Act 1926, which was sponsored by friends of the Boy Scouts Association, and
took 5 years to get through Parliament are included. The 1926 Act has been
used recently against an FSE group in England - details in the text. If
sufficient folk order a book (no payments are required yet), it will be
published. If not a photocopied version will be available. Details E.Mailed
on request. An earlier version was published in 1987, which was used
by Time Jeal in the research for his biography, but the work has grown too
large for the BBS to publish the book itself (76,277 words plus dozens
of photographs and illustrations) without guaranteed sales. Advanced Orders
will allow a professional product -hard covers, dust jacket.
Further details on the Order of World Scouts can be gained by
The Chief Commissioner,
The Order of World Scouts,
The Rectory, Church Hill, Tarrant Hinton,
Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 8JB.
Telephone +44 (1258) 830764