International Scarf Day – 1 August 2017

All Saints Birkenhead Keas celebrated international scarf day last night. Our Keas learned about the history of the scarf. The scarf was part of the scout uniform originally designated by Baden Powel.  It was originally used by his troops to keep the sun off their necks and for use as an emergency sling. Each scout group in New Zealand has a different colour scarf. The Keas learnt that the cross on the Birkenhead scarf represents the church where our group started out in 1953 and the gold ribbon was added to mark the 50th anniversary of our group. The Keas tied the scarfs together and created a ring of unity (also good practice on tying reef knots!).