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Started by UK Decimal +, July 11, 2010, 05:36:03 AM

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Liberia, $10, 2006.   Queen Elizabeth II as a Girl Guide.
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Malawi, 20 kwacha, 1997.  Queen Elizabeth as a young Girl Guide.
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Indonesia, 10,000 rupiah, 1999.  Girl guides.
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Malaysia 1 ringgit 2012.   Girl Guiding.
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Malaysia 1 ringgit 2016.   100 years of Girl Guiding.
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USA, 1 dollar, 2013.  Girl Scouts.
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Turkey, 35 yeni lira, 2007.
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Some interesting information on Scouting symbols can be found on the SageVenture site:

Swastikas in Scouting

Here is an edited extract:

World Scout Historian Piet Kroonenburg...points out that the French Scout Association had asked the International Conference in 1922 to rule that the use of the words 'Fleur' and 'Fleur de Lys' be outlawed in connection with the Scout Badge.  Scouting countries were asked to call the badge by another Baden-Powell term for it, that of 'arrowhead', because many French people saw the 'fleur' as being the emblem of the deposed Bourbon Kings and as the symbol of a political party whose aims were to overthrow the Republic.  Britain was a signatory at this conference, and had already decided to replace the lily design.

It was in 1920's that the 'French looking fleur' was replaced by the 1909 'Registered Design' with the two five-pointed stars in the wings.  The whole purpose of the Registered Design was to provide a unique emblem that could not be copied by others for commercial gain.  The French Fleur de Lys was clearly a very ancient heraldic device and could not be protected as a separate individual design. The stand-alone 'fleur' or 'arrowhead' known worldwide as the badge of Scouting could only be protected by law if it was unique to Scouting.  This was done by the addition of the two five-pointed stars, one in each side leaf of the 'fleur'.  Each of the ten points symbolises one of the ten Scout Laws (in 1908 there were only nine Scout Laws).  It was this unique combination of stars applied to an ancient symbol which enabled it to be copyrighted.


Below you see the stars that were added to the fleur de lys to give the Scouting symbol its unique appearance. You can also see clearly that the coin design shows the Scout Badge superimposed on a globe. Whether that is a traditional method of showing the Scout Badge, I do not know.
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My thanks also to Herb of arrowtokyo. He provided some of the images of the gold and silver coins of the international series of 1982 and 1983. He tells me he still has four of those gold Scout coins available.  :)
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