Boy Scouts and Girl Guides, Men and Women, past and present, proudly, in Libya.
Such youth movements are forces for good, unlike Hitler’s exclusive club for building the dominant Arian race. Baden Powell’s legacy, by contrast, is still constructing precious lifestyle cornerstones all around the world.
Genuinely idealistic philanthropic action withstands the test of time because certain human values remain constant. Excellence survives… and attracts more excellence. Its inbuilt discipline of self-discipline is surprisingly well-suited to adapting altruistic behaviours with the ever-changing times.
Long may these stout-hearted team enterprises thrive and flourish , inspiring all young people with their practical, down-to-earth messages of social identity, determined resourcefulness, dignity and hope. Sometimes the only answers are the simplest ones.
With thanks to Fathi Karkara for these pictures.