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The '''Fleur-de-lis''' is the main element in the logo of most [[Scouting]] organizations, representing a major theme in Scouting: the outdoors and wilderness. The three petals or leaves represent the threefold Scout Promise: Duty to God and Country, Duty to Self, and Duty to Others.
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The '''Fleur-de-lis''' is the main element in the logo of most Scouting organizations, representing a major theme in Scouting: the outdoors and wilderness. The three petals or leaves represent the threefold Scout Promise: Duty to God and Country, Duty to Self, and Duty to Others.
[[Robert Baden-Powell]], the founder of the Scouting movement, explained that the Scouts adopted the fleur-de-lis symbol from its use in the compass rose because it "points in the right direction (and upwards) turning neither to the right nor left, since these lead backward again."
[[Robert Baden-Powell]], the founder of the Scouting movement, explained that the Scouts adopted the fleur-de-lis symbol from its use in the compass rose because it "points in the right direction (and upwards) turning neither to the right nor left, since these lead backward again."
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<gallery caption="Some uses of the Fleur-de-lis in Scouting badges" perrow="3">
<gallery caption="Some uses of the Fleur-de-lis in Scouting badges" perrow="3">
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Image:WorldCrest.gif|WorldCrest
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Image:WorldCrest.gif|[[World Crest]]
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Image:Internationalactivitybadge.jpg|International Activity Badge
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Image:Internationalactivitybadge.jpg|[[International Activity Badge]]
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Image:FleurDeLis.jpg|Boy Scout logo
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Image:FleurDeLis.png|[[Boy Scout]] logo
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Image:Panda-bs.jpg|Boy Scout World Conservation Award
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Image:Panda-bs.jpg|[[World Conservation Award (Boy Scouting)|Boy Scout World Conservation Award]]
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Image:CubScoutWorldConservationAward.jpg|Cub Scout World Conservation Award
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Image:CubScoutWorldConservationAward.jpg|[[World Conservation Award (Cub Scouting)|Cub Scout World Conservation Award]]
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Image:Panda-v.jpg|Venturing World Conservation Award
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Image:Panda-v.jpg|[[World Conservation Award (Venturing)|Venturing World Conservation Award]]
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Image:1217c.gif|First Class Rank badge
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Image:FirstClass.png|[[First Class Rank]] badge
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Image:1218c.gif|Star Rank badge
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Image:Star.png|[[Star Rank]] badge
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Image:1219c.gif|LifeRank badge
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Image:Life.png|[[Life Rank]] badge
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Image:WebelosBadge.jpg|Webelos Badge
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Image:WebelosOval.png|[[Webelos Scout]] Badge
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Image:1214c.gif|Scout Badge
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Image:BoyScout.png|[[Scout Badge]]
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[[Category:Scouting history]]

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The World Scout Emblem
The World Scout Emblem

The Fleur-de-lis is the main element in the logo of most Scouting organizations, representing a major theme in Scouting: the outdoors and wilderness. The three petals or leaves represent the threefold Scout Promise: Duty to God and Country, Duty to Self, and Duty to Others.

Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the Scouting movement, explained that the Scouts adopted the fleur-de-lis symbol from its use in the compass rose because it "points in the right direction (and upwards) turning neither to the right nor left, since these lead backward again."


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