Title: 50th Anniversary of the Korean Boy Scouts
Has No Title
Stamp Serial#
827 
KPC#
C-554 
MICHEL#
854 
StanGib#
1022 
Scott#
839 
Date of Issue
10/05/1972 
Quantity
1,000,000 
Denomination
10 won 
Design
Scout taking oath; Korean Flag; and Scout emblem 
Designer
Chun Hee-han 
Image Area
33mm*23mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5Ąż10 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Printer
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Repubic of Korea 
Description
The Boy Scouts of Korea celebrates its 50th birthday on October 5, 1972.

Scouting began in England in 1907, based on Lord Baden-Powell`s ideas and book, "Scouting for Boys." The movement, designed to develop sound personality of boys and train them for social services, proved to have universal appeal and quickly spread worldwide. Now there are 102 national member associations in the world representing more than 12 million Scouts and Leaders.

In Korea, scouting was initiated in Seoul in 1922 in two separate movements, one led by Cho Chul-ho who organized the Korean Boys Corps and the other by Chung Shung-chai who founded the Korea Boy Scouts. They were all forced to dissolve in 1930 under the presure of the Japanese colonial rule. After the liberation of the nation, scouting was resumed in 1946 with the birth of the Boy Scouts of Korea. The country now has over 41,000 Scouts and Leaders. The primary aims of the global Boy Scouts movement are (1) personality development, (2) physical improvement, (3) training in useful skills and (4) social service. Unique for its well-rounded training programs that combine home, school and social life, scouting is also playing an important part in promoting understanding and friendship among the nations of the world.

In order to give wide publicity to the remarkable growth of the Boy Scouts movement in Korea and wishing that the movement will furtuer contribute to training boys and young men for responsible citizenship, the Ministry of Communications is issuing this commemorative postage stamp.