One hundred years have passed since the first experimental Scout camp was organised by Robert Baden-Powell on the island of Brownsea in 1907. Luxembourg Scouting was born six years later, in 1913, thanks to the initiative of Joseph Tockert, a local teacher. Today, there are more than 28 million Scouts throughout the world, with over 7,000 in Luxembourg. In light of the Centenary Scouting, a special exhibition has been organised by the Luxembourg City History Museum.
'Scoutland', as it is called, is an exhibition focusing on the personal experiences of Scouts over the last century. Throughout this exhibition, visitors are invited to discover the characteristics of Luxembourg Scouts, and indeed Scouts from around the world: their love of the life outdoors, their values, their life philosophy, and the success achieved in their later social and professional lives.
The exhibition also explores the future of Scouting- How can this phenomenon and the longevity of this organisation be explained?
'Scoutland' is arranged and displayed in fourteen themes and runs until March 2008. For more information, go to www.musee-hist.lu/ or download the press pack here.