Scouting’s Sunrise

I got up early yesterday and drove to the top of the Feldberg. I was on the lookout for Scouts celebrating the 100th anniversary of the very first Scout camp, and therefore 100 years of Scouting itself.

I had received a hot tip, that there would be some there, and although I didn’t find the group that I was expecting to, members of the DPSG from Idstein were there and did celebrate at exactly 8am local time.

They lit a fire, flew the DPSG flat and renewed their promises – each one striking their troop bell afterwards.

It was a simple but moving experience, that was repeated around the World.

I returned home in time to listen to a live audio transmission of the same ceremony taking place on Brownsea Island in Dorset [Link] and later in the day was able to watch this online.



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Graham Tappenden is a British ex-pat who first came to Germany as a placement student in 1993, returning in 1995 to live there permanently. He has been writing for since 2006. When not writing blog posts or freelancing for the Oberurseler Woche and other publications he works as a self-employed IT consultant solving computer problems and designing websites. In 2016 he gained German citizenship.

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