Scouting in the Antarctic

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Scouting in the Antarctic
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Chilly Willy is the mascot of the Esperanza Base group
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Scouting in the Antarctic is maintained by a single troop of Argentine Scouts in Esperanza Base. The southernmost Scout unit of the world is affiliated to the Scouts de Argentina. Originally, the group belonged to the Asociación Diocesana de Scouts Católicos Argentinos Castrense (Diocesan Association of the Catholic Scouts of Argentina - Military Diocese), an independent Scout organization with links to the Union Internationale des Guides et Scouts d'Europe.[1]

Charles Hoadley, who founded one of the first Scout Groups in Footscray, Victoria, Australia,[2] was a member of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition led by Sir Douglas Mawson from 1911–14. Hoadley was a member of the Western Base Party. Cape Hoadley was named after him upon discovery by the exploration party.[3]

Paul Siple took part in two Byrd expeditions of 1928 to 1930 and 1933 to 1935, representing the Boy Scouts of America as an Eagle Scout.[4]

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  2. ^ Williamstown Advertiser 8 July 2009.
  3. ^ Coolantarctica Biography of Hoadley
  4. ^ "Paul A. Siple". Retrieved 2006-11-08. Paul Allman Siple saw the first light of day on December 18, 1908, in Montpelier, Ohio. ... 

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