Carlaw records message of support for Scouts Founders Day

Eastwood MSP, Jackson Carlaw has recorded a message of support for Scouting Founders Day and paid tribute to the work of all Scout Groups in the constituency.


Founders Day is celebrated each year on February 22nd and marks the birthday of Robert Baden-Powell who established the UK Scouting Movement in 1907.


Mr Baden-Powell organised the first scouting camp on Brownsea Island in Poole, Dorset in 1907 and just three years later in 1910, the first scouting census showed that the organisation already had over 100,000 participants.


The annual event celebrates all that the Scouting Movement has achieved and the many volunteers who have helped make the organisation a success.


Mr Carlaw recently completed the Scouts Scotland Youth Advocacy award, which is designed to give politicians a much greater insight into the working of the scouts.


Jackson Carlaw MSP for Eastwood said:


“Founders Day is an opportunity to offer thanks to the scouting volunteers who have made the movement such a success and who contribute a great deal to our communities.


“I was more than happy to send my own Founders Day message of support to the Scouting Movement and, in particular, to all Scouting Groups within my Eastwood constituency.


“Just recently, I completed the Scouts Scotland Youth Advocacy Award and I was delighted to wear my neckie on February 22nd in recognition of the excellent work that is carried out by the scouts on a continual basis.”