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The '''Boy Scouts of the United Nations''' existed from [[1945]] through perhaps the early [[1980s]] as the [[Scouting]] association serving the families of diplomats and staff of the United Nations, active in both Geneva and at Parkway Village in New York.
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The '''Boy Scouts of the United Nations''' existed from [[1945]] through perhaps the early 1980s as the [[Scouting]] association serving the families of diplomats and staff of the United Nations, active in both Geneva and at Parkway Village in New York.
  
==History==
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== History ==
 
[[Image:LoNScout.jpg|thumb|[[Punch magazine|Punch]] cartoon, 1929: ''Patrols of Peace'']]
 
[[Image:LoNScout.jpg|thumb|[[Punch magazine|Punch]] cartoon, 1929: ''Patrols of Peace'']]
  
 
However, the concept of and aspirations for Scouting in such a fashion predates the formation of the United Nations itself.
 
However, the concept of and aspirations for Scouting in such a fashion predates the formation of the United Nations itself.
  
In a full-page cartoon from the [[July]] [[1929]] Punch magazine, entitled ''Patrols of Peace'', the [[League of Nations]], represented as a [[goddess]], looks out at the 3rd [[World Scout Jamboree]], held in Birkenhead, United Kingdom, saying, "They say I've got no army; but why should I want one with these allies?" (Beneath is stated ''With Mr. Punch's congratulations to the [[Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell|Chief Scout]] on the coming-of-age of the movement-now international-which he inspired.'')  
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In a full-page cartoon from the July [[1929]] Punch magazine, entitled ''Patrols of Peace'', the League of Nations, represented as a goddess, looks out at the 3rd [[World Scout Jamboree]], held in Birkenhead, United Kingdom, saying, "They say I've got no army; but why should I want one with these allies?" (Beneath is stated ''With Mr. Punch's congratulations to the [[Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell|Chief Scout]] on the coming-of-age of the movement-now international-which he inspired.'')  
  
 
An early 1945 issue of the [[Cass City]] ''Chronicle'' newspaper stated:
 
An early 1945 issue of the [[Cass City]] ''Chronicle'' newspaper stated:
:"The ''Boy Scouts of the United Nations'' are planning to resume their world-wide friendships, through correspondence, exchange of equipment and by meeting in person at the great [[World Scout Jamboree]]s when the war is won. The [[Boy Scouts of America]], celebrating its 35th anniversary from [[Scouts' Day|February 8]]th to 14th, with its theme "Scouts of the World-Brothers Together" is encouraging its members to establish contacts with other [[Scouts-in-Exile|Scout Troops in war-torn lands]], and if possible, help them restore Scouting."<ref>{{cite news | first=Jerry | last=Fritz | title=World-Wide Friendships | url=http://newspapers.rawson.lib.mi.us/chronicle/CCC_1945%20(E)/issues/02-09-1945.pdf | work=(image caption above article ''News Items About Boy Scouts'') | publisher= Cass City Chronicle | pages= 3 | date=1945-02-09 | accessdate=2006-08-26 |language = English}}</ref>
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:"The ''Boy Scouts of the United Nations'' are planning to resume their world-wide friendships, through correspondence, exchange of equipment and by meeting in person at the great [[World Scout Jamboree]]s when the war is won. The [[Boy Scouts of America]], celebrating its 35th anniversary from [[Scouts' Day|February 8th]] to 14th, with its theme "Scouts of the World-Brothers Together" is encouraging its members to establish contacts with other [[Scouts-in-Exile|Scout Troops in war-torn lands]], and if possible, help them restore Scouting."<ref>{{cite news | first=Jerry | last=Fritz | title=World-Wide Friendships | url=http://newspapers.rawson.lib.mi.us/chronicle/CCC_1945%20(E)/issues/02-09-1945.pdf | work=(image caption above article ''News Items About Boy Scouts'') | publisher= Cass City Chronicle | pages= 3 | date=1945-02-09 | accessdate=2006-08-26 |language = English}}</ref>
  
==Today==
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== Today ==
 
[[Image:-s-GirlGuidesUNHCR.jpg|thumb|WAGGGS-UNHCR badge]]
 
[[Image:-s-GirlGuidesUNHCR.jpg|thumb|WAGGGS-UNHCR badge]]
 
Scouting and [[Guiding]] maintain close relations with the United Nations today, as with the work of [[World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts]] with the [[United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees]].
 
Scouting and [[Guiding]] maintain close relations with the United Nations today, as with the work of [[World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts]] with the [[United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees]].
 
  
 
[[Category:Non-aligned Scouting organizations]]
 
[[Category:Non-aligned Scouting organizations]]

Latest revision as of 04:18, 27 December 2009

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The Boy Scouts of the United Nations existed from 1945 through perhaps the early 1980s as the Scouting association serving the families of diplomats and staff of the United Nations, active in both Geneva and at Parkway Village in New York.

History

Punch cartoon, 1929: Patrols of Peace

However, the concept of and aspirations for Scouting in such a fashion predates the formation of the United Nations itself.

In a full-page cartoon from the July 1929 Punch magazine, entitled Patrols of Peace, the League of Nations, represented as a goddess, looks out at the 3rd World Scout Jamboree, held in Birkenhead, United Kingdom, saying, "They say I've got no army; but why should I want one with these allies?" (Beneath is stated With Mr. Punch's congratulations to the Chief Scout on the coming-of-age of the movement-now international-which he inspired.)

An early 1945 issue of the Cass City Chronicle newspaper stated:

"The Boy Scouts of the United Nations are planning to resume their world-wide friendships, through correspondence, exchange of equipment and by meeting in person at the great World Scout Jamborees when the war is won. The Boy Scouts of America, celebrating its 35th anniversary from February 8th to 14th, with its theme "Scouts of the World-Brothers Together" is encouraging its members to establish contacts with other Scout Troops in war-torn lands, and if possible, help them restore Scouting."[1]

Today

WAGGGS-UNHCR badge
Scouting and Guiding maintain close relations with the United Nations today, as with the work of World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
  1. Fritz, Jerry (1945-02-09). "World-Wide Friendships" (in English). (image caption above article News Items About Boy Scouts) (Cass City Chronicle): pp. 3. http://newspapers.rawson.lib.mi.us/chronicle/CCC_1945%20(E)/issues/02-09-1945.pdf. Retrieved 2006-08-26.