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Postal service celebrates national centenary of Scouting

1st Jan 2008

With the support of World Scouting, Australia Post has developed a special range of products celebrating 100 years of Scouting in Australia. Included in the range is a Baden-Powell stamp pack consisting of stamps from Australia, Portugal, Uruguay and Papua New Guinea, and a Scouts stamp and ingot set. Also included are a Centenary of Scouting in Australia stamp and coin cover and a Centenary of Scouting in Australia stamp pack.

Following its foundation the UK in 1907, news of Scouting reached Australia in early 1908. The movement developed during the second quarter of 1908, when patrols started to meet, and then formed into larger troops by the middle of the year. The popularity of Scouting in Australia was encouraged by Lord Baden-Powell’s visits in 1912, 1927, 1931 and by the first Australian Jamboree, held in Frankston, Victoria in 1934-35.

Normally only available to Australian residents, in a special agreement with the World Scout Bureau, Scouts enthusiasts worldwide can purchase these products. The Baden Powell Stamp Pack and the Scouts stamp and ingot set are limited to only 1000.

Please visit the Australia Post links below for more information.

Image: Featuring stamps from different countries, this pack celebrates 100 years of Scouting in Australia and honours Lord Baden-Powell. It also features an embroidered World Scout badge.
© Australia Post