Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Dib dib dib dob dob dob.....!!

Well it's not really a wood as such but there are a lot of trees in Perry Lakes Park, and when I was there a few days ago I came across this sculpture which brought back a few memories.... It's a sculpture with the fleur- de -lis symbol commemorating the 15th Asia Pacific/17th Australian Jamboree held here in 1979, I had to refresh my memory as to why Lord Baden Powell, founder of the scouts in 1907 had used this as the emblem and was interested to see how it has changed over the years (Scout Emblem).I remember it because it was in late December 1979 and a few weeks later in early January I had my son David, and also because my husband was a Scout Master at the the time and participated in the event with his 'troop'.  It was quite an amazing scene with over 10,000 young lads camping, and engaging  in 'scout like' activities and getting to meet fellow scouts from many different parts of the world..how amazing to think that one person's idea could take momentum and become such a huge world wide tradition.....!

26 comments:

  1. Looks like my kind of park, lots of lovely big trees.

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  2. I need that fluer de lis in my home! :)
    V

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  3. It is a great area and great lighting. In the States, the Boy Scouts got a lot of bad publicity about their refusal to permit gays to become scout leaders. I thought that was unfair, but don't want to get political here.

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  4. My first thought was so different from your story. I saw the woods and immediately thought of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night Dream"..I can just see the characters frolicking in the woods!

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  5. Looks like a great park! Wonderful sculpture.

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  6. I was there in '79 with my two boys!!!

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  7. Great story and a very interesting sculpture in the wood.

    Darryl and Ruth :)

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  8. The trees are just amazing and what a great sculpture too. Happy Wednesday!

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  9. I have to agree, it is amazing when one person can make such a huge impact on mankind. This is a beautiful spot.

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  10. another interesting post!


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  11. au milieu , c'est une oeuvre d'art dans le parc ?

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  12. Great story and picture, both inspiring!

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  13. Great memory Grace. I remember backing into thorn bushes in the middle of dark and the rain trying to put up a huge canvas tent. Was it fun? No. Is it a good memory? Yes.

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  14. Quiet forest...
    Enjoy your day !
    Regards from France,

    Pierre
    http://pierre-boyer.blogspot.com/

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  15. Un bois magnifique. Idéal pour les pique-niques en famille. Et puis, une sculpture très intéressante.
    Bonne journée, Gracie!

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  16. the impact one person can have certainly is something to contemplate, grace! thanks for reminding us.

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  17. Parece un tranquilo parque.
    gracias por compartir.
    saludos.

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  18. The gorgeous green grass caught my eye and I didn't notice your sculpture until I read your post! What a lovely park! The light from above is beautiful in this photo :D

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  19. What a beautyful place to gather! the statue is unic and unusual. Not so much scouts anymore around here, it's seems to be no more "fashion"..

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  20. Beautiful woods and the statue is well-incorporated into the landscape. Present, but not overbearing. Lovely.

    Bises,
    Genie

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  21. une bonne idée des œuvres d'art dans les bois

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  22. Beautiful place, I have never been so good at those things...

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  23. Great light and shade in this pic Grace! our green parks will soon give way to summers dry brown.

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  24. great, great work indeed. thank you for teaching me about this. please have a good thursday.

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  25. What a very interesting setting for a sculpture! The photo deserves being enlarged.

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  26. What a fun blog! I popped over from Cloudia's.
    I'm near Perth, Ontario.
    I've written about trees: Our sister trees!
    I love your observer, too. I was piling up firewood and my feline buddies were very helpful -NOT!

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