World Scout Emblem

IMG_0474.JPGThe World Scout Emblem is badge worn by scouts all over the world.  If you bought a Scout uniform, it will already be stitched on over the left shirt pocket.  This badge can be worn by any scout, in any of the more than 200 countries associated with Scouting.  It symbolizes the unity between all Scouts, no matter where they are from.

Here is a paragraph from the Canadian Scout Handbook:

“The World Scout Emblem has two parts: a fleur-de-lis, and a rope tied with a reef knot.  The fleur-de-lis represents the Scouting Movement.  The rope circle, joined with a reef knot, symbolizes the strength and unity of the brotherhood of Scouting…”

The three points of the fleur-de-lis represent the three parts of the Scout promise:

Duty to God, obedience to the Scout law, and service to others.

I like that there is something that can bring Scouts together and give them something in common, even though every country does Scouting uniquely.