Thursday, December 30, 2010

100 years of scouting in Poland

Yesterday I was cleaning the mess on the hard disk of my PC and I found back a scan of a nice cover that I never shared with you so far. So let’s correct this mistake. And thank you Andrzej for this nice sending.
This is a cover from Poland, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the creation of the scouting movement in Poland.

The cover is franked with the EUROPA stamp issued by Poland on the 5th of May 2007. As you can see the commemorative postmark is very nice and seems to indicate that the cover has been transported by balloon.
The Scouting movement was created in Great Britain in 1907 by Robert Baden-Powell. Three years later, the movement was pioneered in Poland by Andrzej Malkowski (1888-1919). Andrzej Malkowski first came into contact with the idea of scouting the year before, while translating Scouting for Boys by Baden-Powell into Polish. The first teams of scouts were established in Lviv in 1910.
Andrzej Malkowski has been honored on a polish stamp in 1991.



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