Founders Day- Programme idea

Feb 22nd is Founders day- the day Scouts celebrate Scouting on the birthday of our founder- Lord Robert Baden-Powell. Hundreds of thousands of people have joined Scouting in that time and we owe him so much for the influence he has had on our lives.

A great activity to create something for your Scout HQ in remembrance is creating some fantastic Scouting pop art images.

You will need:

  • Some scouting related pictures
  • Some tracing paper or baking parchment
  • 3 sets of coloured card (dark, medium and light)
    • Struggling to find scouting images? Scout badges are great images, as is searching for images for the activities we do- archery, climbing, hiking, camping- why not try searching for those?

Pop art is a bold British art style that reached the height of its popularity in the mid to late 1950’s. Categorised by bright colours and a stylised appearance it’s striking, simple and effective.

Take your Scouting images and look at them carefully. Try to identify and split the picture into dark, light and middle tones.

Use your tracing paper or baking parchment to trace the images’ dark and light areas using a pencil.


This may mean lines crossing areas not on edges, such as where light hits one side, but leaves the other in shadow.

Take your tracing paper and flip it on top of one of your pieces of card. By rubbing the back with a pencil, you can transfer the image you traced onto the card.


Carefully cut out and set to one side the pieces you need (Dark, medium and light). Repeat using the other two bits of card.

Time to assemble! Like a jigsaw, assemble the bits into your picture and check everything fits and looks good.

Glue them down to a piece of your medium colour backing card.



Enjoyed this? Tweet @ScoutManDan and let me know how yours turned out!

Dan is a Scouter in Sheffield and the very proud leader of Norfolk District Explorers. When not running the Explorers, he also runs the group website, is the Assistant GSL, County Brand Adviser, Exec Member and Young Leader Co-Ordinator. Somewhere in the middle of all that he finds time for a full time job, wife and daughter. Dan and Becki met through Scouting together and she is more understanding than most about the adventures and mud!

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