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World Scout Day at Canberra's World Peace Bell

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Canberra Nara Peace Park

Yarralumla, ACT 2600

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On the 1st of August 1907, Robert Baden Powell led the first ever Scout camp on Brownsea Island.

This 1st of August, 111 years later, Scouts ACT invites you to a celebration of the Scouting movement and its messages of love, peace, and friendship. We will be meeting by the Nara World Peace Bell to commemorate the anniversary of this first Scout camp.

The Nara World Peace Bell is Canberra's very own World Peace Bell. These Bells are a global peace initiative initiated after the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings. They are a physical statement to lives lost in acts of violence. They toll to remind us to unite in a call for peace, and provide us a place of peace and solitude for remembrance.

The Canberra Bell was opened on the 22nd of February 2018. Scouts ACT supported this project both financially and logistically, with donations from Les Explorateurs Cub pack, MacArthur Cub pack and ACT Rovers.

We would like to celebrate the relationship between Rotary and Scouting by jointly celebrating this special night for us. There will be a couple of speeches by both scouting and Rotary members, a commemorative ringing of the bell, and a BBQ put on by Rotary Lake Burlery Griffin.

There will be a limited supply of chairs for those with limited mobility - please indicate in the ticket type if you would like one.

Please wear full uniform and appropriate clothing for the weather, and bring cash for the BBQ if you would like something.

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Yarralumla, ACT 2600

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