Biggest Scout emblem-world record set by Mexican
MEXICO CITY, México --
Scouts in Mexico City collected more than one million (1,614,
583) cans and created a 100 metres Scount emblem-setting the
world record for the Biggest Scout emblem.
It took thousands of Scouts more than 2 days to build the
shining Scout Emblem that broke the world Record and helped
raise money for charities. (enlarge
For the nineth year in a row, thousands
of Scouts travelled to the central plaza of Mexico City to
'draw' the fleur-de-lys (the emblem of World Scouting) in
Scouts from all over the country came prepared
to lend their feet to the action. The global symbol of scout
brotherhood measured 100 metres and went some way to educating
the locals about recycling and the environment.
After smashing the million cans they smashed
their own world record for the number of cans used to create
the Fleur de Lis - one which they've held for nine years.
Any money they get from selling the cans will
go to charity. Monday,
August 4, 2008