Scouting Ireland’s first “Guerrilla Neckerchiefing” Baden‐Powell, the founder of Scouting, and…

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<ul><li><p>Ref:L04/2014GuerrillaNeckerchiefing</p><p>ScoutingIrelandsfirstGuerrillaNeckerchiefingChallenge15thJanuary2014DearScout/Scouter,FoundersDay22ndFebruaryisaworldwidecelebrationbyScoutseverywheretocelebratethebirthdayofRobertBadenPowell,thefounderofScouting,andhiswifeOlave.Lastyear,weinvitedScouts,acrossIreland,toweartheirneckerchiefforthedaytocommemorateourfounderandcelebrateallthingsScoutingandScoutsareencouragedtodothisagainthisyear.Howeverthisyearwewanttogoastepfurtherandarechallengingeachandeverymember,youngandold,tojointogetherandhelpuscoverthecountryinneckerchiefs.Youhaveprobablyheardofguerrillagardeningorguerrillaknitting,wellweplantolaunchIrelandsfirstguerrillaneckerchiefcampaign.Theideaissimple!!Wewanttoseeneckerchiefseverywhereon:</p><p> Asmanystatuesaroundthecountryaspossible.Attheveryleast,pickastatue,putaneckerchiefonit,takeapictureandthenbeonyourway.Forthemoreambitiousamongstyou,afterseekingsuitablepermission,youmightselectastatueandlethim/her/itwearaneckerchieffortheentireweekendtocelebrateFoundersDay.</p><p> AsmanyIrishCelebrities,PoliticiansandLocalCommunityHerosaspossible.Attheveryleast,identifyoneoftheaboveandgetthemtowearaNeckerchiefwithsomeYouthMembersfromyourScoutGroup,snapapictureanduploadit.</p><p> Dontforgetourformermemberstherearethousandsofyoungpeopleandadultsinourcommunitieswhohavebeenscoutsandifyouknowwhotheyarewhynotaskthemtowearaneckerchiefforthedayalso.</p><p>Whateveryouandyourgroupdecidetodo,makesuretotakeapictureandemailittofoundersdayphotos@scouts.ieorpostitonFacebooktohttps://www.facebook.com/ScoutingIrelandforeveryonetosee.TheaimofthisactionistogetScoutsnoticedacrossthecountryinanexciting,novelway.Themorestatues,celebrities,politiciansandlocalcommunityheroesthatgetneckerchiefedthebetter,butpleasebecarefulandcourteoustoeveryoneanddonotattempttoputaneckerchiefonastatue(orperson!)ifyoucannotdososafelyandwithpermission.TheverybestofluckinyoureffortsingettingScoutinginIrelandnoticedthroughGuerrillaNeckerchiefing.YoursinScoutingIANDAVYChiefCommissioner(YouthProgramme)ScoutingIreland</p><p>CC:</p><p>ProgrammeSectionTeamLeads GroupLeaders CountyProgrammeCoordinators CountyCommissionersProvincialManagement/SupportTeamsNationalYouthProgrammeCommitteeNationalAdultResourcesCommitteeNationalManagementCommittee ScoutingIrelandStaff</p></li></ul>