On Sunday, March 18, the weather broke its continued, rainy stretch just for our 55th Cascadia Round Up. This event gave families a chance to meet and talk about scouting, as well as register scouts. The substantial turn-out is a testament to a desire to have a traditional scouting program in Portland, Oregon.
The 55th Cascadia is a one-year-old idea that laid down roots this January. Support and interest has created a healthy troop, with scouts in each of the four sections: Otters (age 5-7), Timberwolves (age 8-11), Pathfinders (age 11.5-17), and Rovers (18+). We will place scouts and design a meeting schedule with this information.
Scouts-to-be practiced the Scout’s Promise, and plenty of knots were tied whilst sitting around the indoor fire. The 55th Cascadia is part of the Baden-Powell Service Association with a long and rich history from its founder, Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell (1857-1941). In 1907, Lord Baden-Powell, of military background, conducted a youth scout camp on Brownsea Island, UK; this event and his writing are seen as the beginnings of all scouting organizations world wide (World Federation of Independent Scouts).