The Girl Guides
The BBC reports: "Thousands of people across the United Kingdom are now gathering to celebrate the centenary of The Girl Guiding Movement. More than half a million girls and their guests are taking part in parties, Girlguiding UK said. About 8,000 Guides, Brownies and Rainbows were today gathering at this event in Manchester's Heaton Park. Some 7,000 were due at London's Crystal Palace, where a group of young girls asked Lord Robert Baden-Powell for their own movement at a Scout Rally in 1909. A century after the youngsters urged him to offer "something for the girls", Girlguiding UK said it is still going strong. One in four eight-year-old girls in the United Kingdom is a Brownie and almost half of all British women have been involved at some stage in their lives. It has about 45,000 girls waiting to join." Details about the celebrations: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
The 1909 Rally
"The very first Scout Rally, held in 1909 at The Crystal Palace in London, attracted 11,000 boys and a number of girls. Scouting developed largely spontaneously in response to 'Scouting For Boys' but the 1909 Rally led to a more formal organization under the leadership of its founder. Robert Baden-Powell called for a Rally in London at the suggestion of King Edward VII." More.
The Sea Scouts
"In 1909, two years after The Scout Movement was founded, the idea of sea scouting was talked about at a campfire where Robert Baden-Powell voiced the hope that older Scouts would be interested in learning about boat management and seamanship. He stressed the need for young men to prepare themselves for service on their countries ships. 'Sea Scouting' was introduced by Robert Baden-Powell and brother Warington Baden-Powell - sailor and canoe sailing investor."
"Robert Baden-Powell personally held a Scout Camp at Buckler's Hard on The Beaulieu River in Hampshire in August 1909 which marked the start of The Sea Scouts, although Sea Scouts were not officially named as such until 1912. In celebration of the 100 years of Sea Scouts, a special Jamboree was held at The National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham. The Jamboree was run over one week in August which coincided with the original camp, 100 years ago." More.