Nepal on World Scout Movement Centenary
A commemorative postage stamp on the 100 years of World Scout Movement :
Issued by Nepal
Issued on Sep 4, 2007
Issued by :
Government of Nepal
Postal Services Department
Nepal Philatelic Bureau, Kathmandu
Designer : Mohan N. Rana
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Denomination : Rs. 2
Color : Four Colors with Phosphor print
Size : 40 x 30 mm
Format : Horizontal
Paper : High Quality Stamp Paper
Quantity : 0.5 Million
Sheet Composition : 20 Stamps Per Sheet
Process : Offset Lithography
Printer : Cartor Security Printing, France
- Scouting was founded 100 years ago in 1907 by a British National – Lord Baden Powel, a former army officer who ran an experimental camp with 20 boys. Scouting is running in more than 216 countries of the world as a universally accepted technique of training for good citizen. Today there are more than 38 million Scouts, youth and adults, boys and girls. The main objective of the movement is to build disciplined, intelligent, spiritual and good character citizen.
- Scouting was established in Nepal in 1952 as Nepal Scouts and Guided Association. Boys section of Nepal Scouts was recognized by the Boy Scout World Organization in 1969, and Girls Scout section was recognized in 1978, as the associate member by the World association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.
- On the auspicious occasion of the 100 years of Scouting in the world, honoring Baden Powell, Government of Nepal has named Baden Powell Scout Peak – one of the Himalayan Mountain (5890m height) which is called Urkema Mountain in the local language.
- The stamp being issued today commemorating the 100 years of World Scouting depicts Scout’s emblem Lord Baden Powell’s picture and the Baden Powell Scout Peak.