In 2007 to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Scouting Movement, the Royal Mint released a Limited Issue Scout 50p Fifty Pence Gold Proof Coin struck in solid 22 Carat Gold.
The reverse depicts the familiar Fleur De Lys of the Scouts with their motto 'Be Prepared'.
The obverse features the portrait of the Queen by Ian Rank Broadley FRBS, FSNAD.
The Scout Movement effectively began in August 1907 when twenty boys met on Brownsea Island, near Poole in Dorset, to enjoy an eight-day programme, centred around fun and games deliberately designed to teach key skills and instill noble values.
It was the first experimental Scout camp and it was an outstanding success laying a firm foundation for the worldwide movement that today involves girls and boys, men and women from every race, religion and culture,and practically every country in the world.
The Centenary of the Scout Movement accordingly falls in 2007. Its theme is 'One World, One Promise' a sentiment which echoes the resolution of the thousands of Scouts present at the first World Scout Jamboree in 1920.
These legal tender coins have been struck to proof quality using specially prepared dies and highly polished blanks.