Last modified: 2018-09-20 by zachary harden
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image by Zachary Harden, 19 September 2018
The Scouts of Singapore uses the
typical fleur-de-lys of the worldwide Scouting movement as the basis of their
badge. For Singapore, the fleur-de-lys is red and at the centre are the
charges from the arms of Singapore, a white crescent surmounted by five white
five-pointed stars in a circle all on a red circle. The red motto-scroll
appearing at the base of the fleur-de-lys bears the text "Be Prepared" in
white. The badge is charged on a white field to make the Scout flag. The flag
is used for general and parade purposes.
Herman Felani M.Y., 25 December 2009
The flag can be found in the "Policy, Organisation and Rules (2016)" under Section 1.12, however with no specifications on the overall flag. The shade of red used for the emblem is Pantone 187 according to a 2014 logo guide.
Zachary Harden, 19 September 2018
The Singapore Scout Emblem consists of a Fleur-de-lys (trifoil) with the Crescent and Five Stars of the State Emblem superimposed over it.
The Fleur-de-lys, since early times, has been used to decorate the North point of the compass on map. It is characteristic of the fact, therefore that a Scout shows the way for others to follow.
The trifoil is emblematic of the three parts of the Scout Promise. The middle portion points upwards and above the other two, signifying the lofty ideals of the Scout and the Movement.
Through the middle of this mid-point is a line pointing upwards. This represents the Scout's belief in God.
The two side-portions of the Fleur-de-lys are equal and balanced, representing the fact that humanity is the same and everywhere equal. These two portions also stand for the balanced views of the Scout and his sense of equality and justice with regards to all things and people.
The two stars on either side represent the eyes of the Scout and through them he sees the stars' ten points, representing the original ten parts of the Scout Laws which have been embodied into five.
The three parts of the Promise are bound together by the circle containing the Crescent and the Five Stars which represent the state and the Nation,. The circle is the bond of brotherhood and it “ties” up to the Scout's allegiance to his country and his desire to be a useful citizen.
Below the circle of Crescent and Stars is a line which represents the Scout. This individually, however, is not so aloof or alone as not to connect the Scout to God and the State (the circle).
The ribbon with the word "Be Prepared" reminds us of the Scout Motto.