It passed more than 100 years since the world scout movement was formed by its first and only founder, Robert Baden-Powell. The first camp happened in 1907, on a small british island called Brownsea, and afterwards a global movement began to spread worldwide, reaching almost every country, religion and culture.
These pictures try to portrait fragments of this youth movement, which is even today one of the largest across the world, with around 30 million members, according to the World Organization of the Scout Movement.
Every four years, some of these members meet somewhere in the world to celebrate a diverse movement based on similar principles. That’s what scouts use to call Jamboree. The numbers grow more and more on each event. Last time, 40 000 met in Sweden. 2015 will be Japan’s time.
In the meanwhile, I try to document the local portuguese reality. Because scouting is mostly about local groups, it’s where it really starts and part of its own essence and logic – act locally, think globally.