Scouting Irelands first Guerrilla Neckerchiefing BadenPowell, the founder of Scouting, and

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Ref:L04/2014GuerrillaNeckerchiefingScoutingIrelandsfirstGuerrillaNeckerchiefingChallenge15thJanuary2014DearScout/Scouter,FoundersDay22ndFebruaryisaworldwidecelebrationbyScoutseverywheretocelebratethebirthdayofRobertBadenPowell,thefounderofScouting,andhiswifeOlave.Lastyear,weinvitedScouts,acrossIreland,toweartheirneckerchiefforthedaytocommemorateourfounderandcelebrateallthingsScoutingandScoutsareencouragedtodothisagainthisyear.Howeverthisyearwewanttogoastepfurtherandarechallengingeachandeverymember,youngandold,tojointogetherandhelpuscoverthecountryinneckerchiefs.Youhaveprobablyheardofguerrillagardeningorguerrillaknitting,wellweplantolaunchIrelandsfirstguerrillaneckerchiefcampaign.Theideaissimple!!Wewanttoseeneckerchiefseverywhereon: Asmanystatuesaroundthecountryaspossible.Attheveryleast,pickastatue,putaneckerchiefonit,takeapictureandthenbeonyourway.Forthemoreambitiousamongstyou,afterseekingsuitablepermission,youmightselectastatueandlethim/her/itwearaneckerchieffortheentireweekendtocelebrateFoundersDay. AsmanyIrishCelebrities,PoliticiansandLocalCommunityHerosaspossible.Attheveryleast,identifyoneoftheaboveandgetthemtowearaNeckerchiefwithsomeYouthMembersfromyourScoutGroup,snapapictureanduploadit. Dontforgetourformermemberstherearethousandsofyoungpeopleandadultsinourcommunitieswhohavebeenscoutsandifyouknowwhotheyarewhynotaskthemtowearaneckerchiefforthedayalso.Whateveryouandyourgroupdecidetodo,makesuretotakeapictureandemailittofoundersdayphotos@scouts.ieorpostitonFacebooktohttps://www.facebook.com/ScoutingIrelandforeveryonetosee.TheaimofthisactionistogetScoutsnoticedacrossthecountryinanexciting,novelway.Themorestatues,celebrities,politiciansandlocalcommunityheroesthatgetneckerchiefedthebetter,butpleasebecarefulandcourteoustoeveryoneanddonotattempttoputaneckerchiefonastatue(orperson!)ifyoucannotdososafelyandwithpermission.TheverybestofluckinyoureffortsingettingScoutinginIrelandnoticedthroughGuerrillaNeckerchiefing.YoursinScoutingIANDAVYChiefCommissioner(YouthProgramme)ScoutingIrelandCC:ProgrammeSectionTeamLeads GroupLeaders CountyProgrammeCoordinators CountyCommissionersProvincialManagement/SupportTeamsNationalYouthProgrammeCommitteeNationalAdultResourcesCommitteeNationalManagementCommittee ScoutingIrelandStaff

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