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Thursday, 15 March 2012

Scouts - Sepia Saturday

I've never been a member of the Scouts; the only uniform I've worn was that of the Royal Signals during my National Service days. The theme this week was likely to be a challenge.


I decide the best thing I could do was to learn a bit about semaphore. I hope you can read this 'message.'
 



This should not be too difficult to work out. Meanwhile here's the only scouting photo in my files.

Yarm Cub Scouts (1970s)
My older son is on there, somewhere,

For more scouting tasks don't forget to visit Sepia Saturday

[Attribution: Semaphore letters - www.anbg.gov.au/flags/semaphore - Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 unported license]

16 comments:

DW96 said...

Sorry Bob, have to say I didn't get the semaphore message. :(

Little Nell said...

Oh goody - a game! It reminds me of a Simon Drew tee shirt we have - “I am-a-mad-dog-waving-two-flags” Nice ideea Bob!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Bob, it is too early in the morning for such a brain puzzle! I love the scout picture, the boys are so cute.

I was in the Brownies, for a bit, and in the Bluebirds for about as long.

Have a great weekend,

Kathy M.

Wendy said...

Oh funny -- love the message and learning a little about semaphore.

Postcardy said...

All I can make out in the message is that the first and last letters are the same.

It seems strange seeing Cub Scouts in green. I don't know what they wear here now, but their uniforms were dark blue with yellow trim when I was young.

Christine H. said...

I semi-poor at semaphore. I think it says: I am trying to keep the mosquitoes from biting.
I like the scout picture, very stylish uniforms.

Titania said...

Does it say somewhere, attention please! I like the photo from the seventies, they all look so neat with their little smart caps.

Joy said...

Love the cub scout photo, especially the boy in the headlock. I remember having semaphore flags in the guide room, I never got further than the vowels, very rarely useful:-)

Kristin said...

I have no idea about the message. I asked my husband but he said he doesn't know semaphore either. At least he'd heard of it.

Bob Scotney said...

Postcardy's right of course, the first and last letter is the same. Now what is it this week that starts and ends with the same letter?

Tattered and Lost said...

Well it spells "SCOUT" because I just looked it up in my mother's 1932 handbook. Good one!

And fun image. A bundle of energy about to explode!

whowerethey said...

We started semaphore right as I was graduating so I never learned it, darn.

Bob Scotney said...

Tattered and Lost has cracked it when you add the S at the end. I'm impressed thatit could be traced using so old a book.

Alan Burnett said...

I was having a discussion the other day with my son about the occasions it might be useful to have two monitors attached to the same computer. I was trying to think of excuses for getting a new monitor. I can now add "when trying to translate semaphore" to the list of reasons. Happy Sepia Saturday Bob

Linda@VS said...

This was fun! As soon as I realized that the first and last letters were the same, I guessed SCOUTS, and I'm glad that other commenters have confirmed it. I was too lazy to look it up, but all those hours of watching "Wheel of Fortune" have made a decent guesser out of me.

TICKLEBEAR said...

From what I saw yesterday, I daresay their uniforms are beige with scarf of different colors.
:)~
HUGZ