girl scout 2 / ガールスカウト2

August 4, 2011

1957Philippine001

19 January 1957, Philippines
Girl Scout World Camp at Quezon City

The girl scouts movement started in Japan in 1920, but in the Philippines it started 63 years earlier, in 1857.  This clover leaf is the emblem of the girl scouts.  Simple and clean design, with four tents behind a silhouette of a girl, with a streak of cooking smoke… I get hungry somehow.

p.s. The Scouting Movement started 1907 – it seems the year 1857 on this stamps has nothing to do with the Scounting… a bit of mystery remains.

日本のガールスカウトは1920年に始まったのだけれど、フィリピンではそれより63年早く1857年には活動が始まっていたようです。このクローバーがガールスカウトの紋章ですね。単色のシンプルなデザインで、少女の背後に4つのテントと調理しているらしい煙が一筋、、、お腹が空くのはなぜだろう。

追記:ボーイスカウトが1907年にはじまり、ガールスカウトは翌年1908年が発足のようなので、この切手に記された年号1857はスカウト運動とはどうやら関係がないようで、、、謎です。

3 Responses to “girl scout 2 / ガールスカウト2”

  1. Jürgen Says:

    !?! I thought the Scounting movement celebrated their 100 years anniversary in 2007 !?

    • Tomoko Says:

      You are right, Jürgen… I now realise that Scouting movement had started in 1907. Did they misunderstood 50th anniversary for the 100???

      My next stamp is the 100 celebration one from Switzerland.

  2. Jürgen Says:

    I wrote a long comment on the other Scout stamp but it doesn’t appear… !? Did I forget to clic on “post comment” ?😦


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