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 Panayotis D. Cangelaris - Greek Diplomat and Collector

 

"Panayotis Cangelaris" by Dimitris Mitaras

"Panayotis Cangelaris", 1982
by Dimitris Mitaras (1934)
Oil on canvas, 100X150 cm.
Inv. No P-27

SCOUTING

INITIATION:

Panayotis D. Cangelaris was initiated into scouting as a Cub Scout in the 3rd Cub Scout Pack of Ramleh District, in Alexandria Egypt (1960). He became a Boy Scout in the 9th Scout Troop (1963) and a Venture Scout in the 9th Venture Scout Unit (1968) of Areos District, in Athens Greece.

ACTIVITY:

Assistant Scout Leader in the 20th Scout Troop of Areos District, in Athens Greece (1969-1970).
Assistant Scout Leader (1970-1971), Scout Leader (1971-1974) and Group Leader (1972-1974) in the 2nd Scout Group of Psychico District, in Athens Greece.
Chief of Scout (1973-1976) and Cub Scout (1975-1976) Sections of Psychico District, in Athens Greece.
Assistant Commissioner for Leader Training (1975-1977) in Psychico District, in Athens Greece.
District Commissioner for Lycabettus, in Athens Greece (1979-1981).
Member of the International Relations Committee of the Scout Association of Greece (1990-2003).
Member Emeritus (since 1994) and Honorary (since 1999) of the General Assembly of the Scout Association of Greece Foundation.

He has also published (in Greek language) the gazette "Scout Annals" (1966-1967), the booklets "The 2nd Scout Group of Psychico Year-Book", for the years 1970-1973 (1971-1974) and "The 1980 Album of the Lycabettus District Commission" (1980), as well as the book "Athanasios Lefkaditis 1872-1944, Founder of the Greek Scout Movement" (1972 and 1994).

A philatelist since his early Scouting years, he owns one of the most interesting Scouts on Stamps collections, has organized in Athens Greece "The Scouts on Stamps Exhibition" (1970) and created the philatelic exhibits "World Scout Movement" (thematic),  "The Czech Scout Post 1918" (one frame) and "The Mafeking Blues 1900" (one frame), which he exhibited in numerous philatelic exhibitions.

TRAINING :

He has successfully attended Basic Training Courses for Scout Leaders (1971), Cub Scout Leaders (1973), Group Leaders and Commissioners (1973) and Venture Scout Leaders (1975).

Attained the "Wood Badge" for Scout Leaders (1972), Group Leaders and Commissioners (1974), Cub Scout Leaders (1977) and Venture Scout Leaders (1977).

He has also attended successfully the Assistant Scout Leader Trainers Course (1974) and the National Scout Leader Trainers Course (1975) in Athens Greece, as well as the International Training the Team Course at the World Scout Training Centre at Gilwell Park, in London U.K. (1976).

He has been Assistant Scout Leader Trainer (1974-1978) and (1978-1981).

Golden Scout Flying Wings
Golden Jubilee Commemorative Badge

AWARDS:

He has been awarded with the Golden Jubilee Commemorative Badge (1960), the Long Service Medal (1980) and the Distinguished Services Medal (1994) of the Scout Association of Greece (Soma Hellinon Proskopon).

He has been elected Fellow of the Baden-Powell World Fellowship (1986) and a Member of the Benefactors' Circle (2000) of the Honours Programme
of the World Scout Foundation.

As a holder of a Private Pilot License he has been awarded the Scout Association of Greece Flyer's Badge, the (Golden) Scout Flying Wings (2003).

Baden-Powell World Fellow World Scout Foundation Benefactor

 

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