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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

ABC Wednesday: October

fleur-de-lis
symbol of Boy Scouts
October

linking with great pleasure
to
ABC Wednesday
hosted by Roger,
founded by Mrs. Nesbitt


The following explanation
about the symbol used by Boy Scouts
came from Wikipedia.
Other uses of the fleur-de-lis
can be found
here.
The fleur-de-lis is the main element in the logo of most Scouting organizations, representing a major theme in Scouting: purity and right direction. The World Scout Emblem of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, has elements of which are used by most national Scout organizations. The symbol was chosen by Sir Robert Baden-Powell as it had been the arm-badge of those soldiers qualified as "Scouts" (reconnaissance specialists) when he served in the British Army. The classical description of this shape in Scouting literature connects the compass rose with the purpose of Scouting's principles—namely that Scouting gives one's life direction. The stars stand for truth and knowledge, the encircling rope for unity, and its reef knot or square knot, service.[40]


                                         

                                           Other uses of the fleur-de-lis

                                                   can be found here.

23 comments:

Marcy said...

Beautiful symbol and beautifully carved!

O is for...

Ann said...

Looks like it should be on a porch in Baton Rouge.
Ann

Norma Ruttan said...

that's what I thought.

Norma Ruttan said...

it would fit right in, for sure!

Leslie: said...

Whenever I see the fleur-de-lis, I think of Quebec.

Leslie
abcw team

Roger Owen Green said...

That is such an unusual design for a pumpkin!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

LONDONLULU said...

I had no idea of its connection to the Scouts, very cool!

Wanda said...

Lovely. Good carving job. When I was in Property Management, we had a beautiful Homeowner Association called Fleur de Lis. The symbol was everywhere.

uberrhund said...

Nicely carved Pumpkin! I never knew why the Scouts used the Fleur-de-lis and I should have since I am an old Girl Scout Leader with plenty of Boy Scout leader friends. Thanks for sharing!

Caren Gittleman said...

super cool pumpkin!

Kate said...

I'd like to be able to carve a pumpkin like that. Kate ABC Team

ChrisJ said...

I didn't realize the fleur-de-lys was the scout symbol. I probably did know but like many things have forgotten. We have been great supporters of the scouting movement over the years. Their values are timeless.

Norma Ruttan said...

that makes sense, Leslie

Norma Ruttan said...

I thought so, Rog; that's why it drew my attention as I approached the steps into my church.

Norma Ruttan said...

as were my hubby and I! first he was Cub Scout leader, than he moved up to Boy Scout leader when our boys moved up.

Norma Ruttan said...

I wouldn't be able to do such exacting carving as this.

Al said...

What a great carved pumpkin!

GB said...

What a splendid pumpkin carving. The best (and only) one I've ever done was a huge one when I was in Canada some years ago.

Norma Ruttan said...

indeed it is, thanks for visiting, Al! I can brag because I didn't do it.

Norma Ruttan said...

I think it is because it's not ordinary.

The Artful Diva said...

cool pumpkin carving!

genie said...

The flour-de-lis is also on the Girl Scout pin, too. Nice pumpkin carving. I certianly couldn't do it!

colleen said...

A pumpkin on a pedestal. I didn't know what the symbol was for.