"The Day of the Seascouts", and there was I thinking it was just messing about in boats when really there was potential for piratical adventures. No hint of this on the thin sign outside the Zeescout hut
(which did not photograph too well in the light) but does have a question at the bottom which made me take this photo. If it had been in Flemish I would not have seen the whimsy of it but it was in English and said
Scouting started in Belgium in 1910, the girl guides in 1915 followed in 1916 by the sea scouts, all using the Baden Powell name, as in the banner shown above today. I did a double take on those last two dates slap bang in the middle of World War 1 when fighting was going on in Belgium but they are dates quoted in more than one source. The Belgians obviously didn't let a little local difficulty stand in the way
UK WW1 posterof scouting adventures. Baden Powell's older brother Warington wrote the manual of seamanship for the sea scouts, he was an experienced sailor who paddled a sail canoe around the Baltic Sea in 1871 for fun.
Time to set sail/zeil?. (to use one of the many wonderful Dutch words starting with Z.
An entry to ABC Wednesday. A journey through the alphabet that has reached the Z.