Panayotis D. Cangelaris - Greek Diplomat and Collector


 Philatelic Exhibit
 Lakehurst crash disaster (May 6, 1937)
Burned cover bearing a stamp of the 5th World Jamboree picked up from the crashed airship Zeppelin LZ129 "Hindenburg"
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This exhibit is part of Panayotis D. Cangelaris scouts on stamps collection.  He started collecting these stamps in the early '60s, just as he became member of the Hellenic Boy-Scout Movement.  This collection was first presented to the public in 1970 at the Scouts on Stamps Exhibition, which he initiated, proposed to the then leadership of the Greek Boy-Scouts Association and materialized in fifteen frames.  His participation to national, international and world philatelic exhibitions (competitive or not) followed thereafter, where he exhibited parts of this collection with three distinct exhibits:  This one (since 2002) in five frames at the thematic philately class, The Czech Scout Post 1918 (since 2006) and The Mafeking Blues 1900 (since 2010) in one frame each at the traditional philately class (one frame).

Boy-Scout Movement

Scouting is about participating with friends, as a team, in the adventure and opportunities of life.  Scouts are encouraged to participate in outdoor activities and both the traditional Scouting skills (such as camping, survival in the nature and cooking) as well as a wide range of adventures (anything from abseiling to yachting) are part of their programme.  That helps them find out about the world in which they live, know better their own abilities and the importance of keeping fit, as well as to explore their values and personal attitudes and develop their creative talents in order to achieve such leadership qualities as initiative, courage, and resourcefulness, necessary for their success in life.

In 1907, British Lieut. General R.S. Baden-Powell was encouraged to re-write his book Aids to Scouting” (published in 1899 for NCO’s and Men), so that it would appeal to boys.  But before doing so he planned out the idea and then tested it with the help of some twenty boys of all sorts in a camp at Brownsea Island, where they lived together for a fortnight.  A year later (1908) he wrote “Scouting for Boys” intending it to be useful to the then existing boys' organisations.  Finaly, those boys who read the book (it came out in fortnightly parts) decided to take up the game for themselves, thus resulting in World Scout Movement's birth.

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World Scout Movement Philatelic Exhibit Online View




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