Scout and Guide Issues 2018

2015 || 2016 || 2017 || 2018
Scouts on Stamps of the World Catalog [1900-1985]

Collectors face the challenge of separating the legitimate postal issues from the illegal, exploitive and/or non-postal offerings.  SOSSI has attempted to categorize the various stamp issues according to the IFSCO's (International Federation of Scout and Guide Stamp Collecting Organizations) Classifications of Boy Scout & Girl Scout new postage stamps and postal stationery issues.  We use information from UPU's World Association for the Development of Philately (WADP) Numbering System - (WNS) and catalogues such as Scotts and Michel.  It is ultimately the responsibility of the collector to decide what to add to their collection.


IFSCO Class "A" STAMPS

ARMENIA
100th Anniversary of Homenetmen
Issue date: 26 July 2018
A single stamp issued for the 100th anniversary of Homenetmen, a Pan-Armenian diaspora organization devoted to sport and Scouting founded on 18 November 1918 in Constantinople.  The stamp depicts a fragment of an event staged by Homenetmen, which is in image having the shape of a Scout as well as a logotype of 100th anniversary of Hmenetmen.
Designer: Vahe Muradyan; 40,000 stamps printed in sheetlets of 10 by Cartor, France; Value: 330 AMD
Stamp || Sheetlet || FDC

BANGLADESH
6th National COMDECA - 2018
Issue date: 1 April 2018
A single stamp issued for the 6th National COMDECA (Community Development Camp) held 31 March - 5 April 2018 at Charbhanga in Chandpur District.  The theme of the camp was "Scouting for Sustainable Development."
Designer: Tapash Kanti Golder, the Deputy Director (International) of Bangladesh Scouts.  He also designed the first day cover and cancellation.
Printing: Offset by The Security Printing Corporation (Bangladesh) Ltd. Gazipur.
350,000 stamps printed in sheets of 130.  Value: Tk 10
Stamp || FDC || Bulletin

BANGLADESH
100 Years of Cubbing: 1918 - 2018; 100 Years of Rovering: 1918 - 2018
Issue date: 24 September 2018
A set of two circular stamps and a souvenir sheet.  The stamps are in three sheetlets of 10 - a sheetlet of 10 of each stamp and a sheetlet with 5 Cubbing and 5 Rovering stamps.  The souvenir sheet is for Rovering.  Value of each stamp - TK10; SS - TK100
Set || Sheets || Cubbing FDC || Rovering FDC || SS FDC

INDONESIA
50th Anniversary of ORARI
Issue date: 2018
Set of 2 se tenant stamps issued in sheet of 24.  The stamps commemorate 50 years of ORARI (Organisasi Amatir Radio Indonesia).  ORARI was established on 9 July, 1968 and is a member of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU).   The theme of the stamps is: From Indonesia to the world. On the left-hand side of one of the stamps is a Scout using a radio.  Value of each stamp - 5000 IDR
Pair || Sheet

LITHUANIA
100th Anniversary of Lithuanian Scouting
Issue date: 30 March 2018
A single stamp depicting Scouts playing was issued to commemorate 100 years of Scouting in Lithuania.  American-born Lithuanian Petras Jurgela formed the first Scout unit in Vilnius in 1918.
Designer: painter Darius Laumenis; Printing: Offset by "Vela Maa" of Estonia
Value: 0.52 Euros
Stamp || FDC

Class "A" Postal Stationery

CZECH REPUBLIC

100TH anniversary of Czech Scout Post and Scouting
Issue dates: 2018
The Ministry of Culture issued three postal cards in conjunction with 100 years of Scouting in the Czech Republic and the 100th anniversary of the 1918 Czech Scout Post.  One postal card shows a hand with the Scout sign with background images such as the 1918 Scout Post stamps.  The Postal Museum and Scout Institute are also mentioned.  A second postal card pictures Robert Baden-Powell, founder of World Scouting, and Antonin Benjamin Svojsik, founder of Czech Scouting.  These two postal cards are valid for international mailings. The third postal card, valid for domestic use only, has pictures of a group of early Scouts and probably a bicycle rally.
PC-100 Years || PC-BP-Svojsik || PC-Scouts

GERMANY
43rd annual meeting of ArGe Pfadfinder
Issue date: 31 May 2018
A postal card issued for the 43rd annual meeting of ArGe Pfadfinder (German Scout and Guide collectors club) from 31 May - 3 June 2018 at Grossheirath near Coburg in Bavaria.  It is valid for domestic use only.
Postal Card

PORTUGAL
12th EUROSCOUT & 37th World Scout & Guide Collectors Meeting
Issue date: 5 May 2018
Postal card issued for the 12th EUROSCOUT and 37th World Scout & Guide Collectors Meeting held at Évora, Portugal from 4 - 6 May 2018.  The design of the postal card and cancellation features the Évora Arena, a historical landmark where the meetings were held.
Value: 20g for internal usage only
Postal Card || FD

IFSCO CLASS "C" STAMPS

BENIN
Scouts and Nature
Issue date: 2018
Set of 5 Souvenir sheets (perf & imperf).  The SSs each have a circular stamp depicting Benin Scouts and Guides in various activities.  The selvage depicts African nature scenes.  Value of each SS - 1500 F.  World Scout emblem on each stamp and in the selvage.

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
The Scouts
Issue date: 2018
Miniature sheet of 4 and souvenir sheet (perf & imperf).
Miniature sheet includes Scout hat with World Scout flag, Scouts map reading and butterfly and a Scout at camp site using binoculars.  Value of each stamp - 850 F
Souvenir sheet depicts map reading.  Selvage shows the Scout with binoculars in a camp scene.  Value - 3300 F
MS || SS

CHAD
Scouts
Issue date: 1 July 2018
Miniature sheet of 4 (perf & imperf)
One stamp shows a Chad Scout, one a group of American Scouts, one a group of Japanese Scouts and another group of Scouts from different countries.  Groups were probably at a World Jamboree.
MS || MS FDC

DJIBOUTI
Honoring the Scouts
Issue date: 12 June 2018
Miniature sheet of 4 and souvenir sheet (perf & imperf).  Stamps in MS depict Scouts cooking, Girl Scouts with leader, Scouts saluting and a Scout with leader while SS depicts Scouts map reading and around a camp fire.  The Scouts appear to be US Boy Scouts.
Value of stamps in MS - 240 FD each; SS - 980 FD
MS || MS FDC || SS || SS FDC

GUINEA
Minerals and Scouts
Issue date: 2018
Souvenir sheet (perf & imperf). The 50000 GF stamp shows Brockite from Pakistan.  The selvage shows two Scouts with various minerals.

GUINEA
Scout activities
Issue date: 8 August 2018
Miniature sheet of 4 and Souvenir sheet (perf & imperf).  The MS depicts Scouts with square knot and running, with orchids, with mushrooms and with carrick bend, compass and butterfly.  World Scout badge on two of the stamps.  Stamp in SS shows Scouts canoeing and with World Scout badge.  Selvage shows Scouts crossing a stream and bird.  Value of stamps in MS - 12,500 FG each; SS value - 50,000 FG
MS || SS

GUINEA-BISSAU
Scout activities
Issue date: 17 July 2018
Miniature sheet of 5 and souvenir sheet (perf & imperf).  MS depicts Scouts in various activities such as bird watching, cooking, fire building, canoeing and with animals.  Value of each stamp - 640 FCFA.  World Scout emblem on each stamp.  Stamp in SS depicts Guinea-Bissau Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Girl Guide.  Selvage shows Scout with patrol flag, bird and deer.  Value of SS - 3300 FCFA
MS || SS

MADAGASCAR
Scouts and Protection of the Environment
Issue date: 30 August 2018
MS of 4 and 4 SS (perf & imperf).  Each stamp contains a cartoon-type image of Scout or Scouts doing environmental tasks.  Each stamp is also shown as SS.  Value of each stamp in MS and SS - 1800 MG
Block FDC || SS 1 || SS 1 FDC || SS 2 || SS 2 FDC || SS 3 || SS 3 FDC || SS 4 || SS 4 FDC

MADAGASCAR
Baden-Powell and Scouts
Issue date: 1 November 2018
Souvenir sheet (perf & imperf) showing Baden-Powell in the stamp with a column of marching Scouts in the selvage.  Value - 2500
SS || SS FDC

MALDIVES
160th Anniversary of Robert Baden-Powell
Issue date: 15 March 2018
A Miniature sheet of 4 and a souvenir sheet were issued in 2018, although the 160th anniversary of Baden-Powell's birth was in 2017.  Two of the stamps in the MS show awards B-P received during his lifetime.  One award was the Order of Merit that he received in 1937.  This award, normally limited to 24 living persons, was for distinguished service in areas such as the armed forces, science, arts, literature or promotion of culture.  Another award was the Knights Commander of the Order of the Bath.  B-P was made a Companion of the Order of the Bath by King Edward VII in 1901 and Knights Commander of the Order of the Bath in 1909.  On 1 January 1923 he was awarded the Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order.
The SS shows B-P with Sergeant Major Warner Goodyear, the 13-year old leader of the Mafeking Cadets, a group of boys not old enough for actual fighting but who were organized as messengers, helpers at hospitals, etc.  The selvage in the SS depicts a cadet delivering messages and the Wolf Gun, built during the Siege of Mafeking in the Mafeking railway shops.
Value of stamps in MS: MVR 22 each; SS value: MVR 70.
MS || MS FDC || SS || SS FDC

MOZAMBIQUE
Honoring the Scouts
Issue date: 15 June 2018
Miniature sheet of 4 and souvenir sheet (perf & imperf).  Stamps in MS depict Scouts using monkey bridge, with Scout sign over heart, setting up a bird house, and hiking.  The SS shows Scouts cooking and studying life existing in water.
Values: Each stamp in MS - 115.00 MT; SS - 300.00 MT
MS || MS FDC || SS || SS FDC

NIGER
Scout activities
Issue date: 26 June 2018
Miniature sheet of 4 and souvenir sheet (perf & imperf).  MS depicts Scout activities such as map reading, cooking, pioneering, and butterfly catching with a World Scout emblem at bottom of MS.  Value of each stamp in MS - 800 F.   Stamp in SS shows Boy Scout and Girl Guide map reading while selvage depicts Boy Scout and Girl Guide setting up a tent and with a World Scout flag.  Value - 3300 F
MS || SS

ST. THOMAS AND PRINCIPE
Scout activities
Issue date: 2018
Miniature sheet of 4 and souvenir sheet (Perf & imperf).
Miniature sheet shows Scouts in activities such as using compass, crossing a stream, with volleyball and canoe and at campsite.  Two of stamps have World Scout fag and two have World Scout emblem.  Value - 6.25 Db each.   Souvenir sheet shows Scout with a bird and World Scout emblem while selvage shows Scout crossing stream with World Scout Flag in background.  Value - 25.00 Db
MS || SS

SIERRA LEONE
Scout activities
Issue date: 30 May 2018
Miniature sheet of 4 and souvenir sheet (perf & imperf).  Scout activities in the MS include cooking, bugling, nature study and canoeing.  The SS shows Scout saluting plus Scout using binoculars and Baden-Powell in the selvage.  Values of stamps in MS - Le 9800 each; SS - Le 40000
MS || MS FDC || SS || SS FDC

SIERRA LEONE
Scout activities
Issue date: 2018
Miniature sheet of 6 and souvenir sheet (Perf & imperf).
Miniature sheet depicts activities such as Scouts carrying pots, Boy Scout leading a Cub Scout, kayaking, bird watching, picking mushrooms and tree planting.  World Scout emblem on each stamp.  Value - 9800 Le each.  Souvenir sheet shows Scout cooking and World Scout emblem.  Selvage shows Scouts carrying post.  Value - 40000 Le
MS of 6 || SS

TOGO

Honoring the Scouts
Issue date: 2018
Miniature sheet of 4 and souvenir sheet issued honoring the Scouts.  The MS depicts various Scout activities such as backpacking, canoeing, feeding monkey and fire building while the SS shows a Scout with binoculars, a Scout carrying another Scout across a stream and a leader reading a map.
Value of MS of 4: each stamp - 800 F; SS - 3300 F
MS || SS

IFSCO Class "E" STAMPS
a. Personalized "P" Stamps

AUSTRIA
"P" stamp issued on March 10, 2018 for the 70th anniversary of Österreichische Pfadfinder Briefmarken Sammler Gilde (ÖPBSG), or Austrian Scout Stamp Collectors Guild, held at the Scouting Museum of the Institute of Scouting History in Vienna.  Designed by Erika Schandl with 400 issued.
ÖPBSG

AUSTRIA
"P" stamp issued on March 10, 2018 by the Vienna Post Office depicting an effigy of the Scouting Museum during the 70th anniversary of the ÖPSBG.  A person had to buy 20.00 Euros of stamps from the Post office to get a "P" stamp.
P Stamp

AUSTRIA
"P" stamp issued in May 26, 2018 for the 50th year of the reestablishment by Erwin Iro and Albert Fries of the Pfadfindergruppe Langenlois in the town of about 7,000 people in the Krems-Land district of the State of Lower Austria.  There are about 100 members in the group.  Designed by Albert Schweitzer.
P Langenlois

AUSTRIA
At philatelic day 13 September 2018) at the Pfadfinder Museum, a "P" stamp commemorating Scouting in the Austrian Monarchy was issued.  The design shows the Scout badge on a shield below the crown of the Monarchy.
P Museum

BELGIUM
A souvenir sheet of 10 "P" stamps was issued for Intercamp 2018, an international camp held each year over Whitsun weekend since 1967.  The 2018 Intercamp was held from 18 - 21 May Sint - Truiden, Belgium.  The Service Team is named on the stamp with the design being the Intercamp logo.
P SS

NETHERLANDS
The Netherlands Scouting Museum celebrated its 65th anniversary (1953 - 1918) with a personalized stamp.  The museum originally opened in 1953 in The Hague in the headquarters of the NPV (Dutch pathfinder Association).  It opened its doors in Baarn in 1993 so also the museum is celebrating 25 years in Baarn.
P Stamp

NORWAY
Two personalized "P" stamps were issued in Norway for the national jamboree called FUTURA2018 held by the YWCA/YMCA Scouts of Norway at Sjordal from 30 June - 7 July 2018 with 4,300 participants.  The Scout Stamp Bank operated the camp post office which had its own postmark. They issued 200 copies of a personalized stamp and 100 copies of a special envelope.  Also, a personalized stamp showing two cyclists was also available.  Both stamps were valid for Inland (domestic) use only.
Futura P Stamp || Futura P Stamp Cover || Cyclist P Stamp Cover

POLAND
On 9 June 2018, the Foundation of Slavic Culture issued a sheet of 9 personalized stamps (3 each of different designs) that was dedicated to 40 years of activity of the Blue 28th Scout Team "WATRA" of the City of Torun.  Each of the three different stamps is shown on a "WATRA" post card.
P Stamps Sheet || P Stamp PC 1 || P Stamp PC 2 || P Stamp PC 3

PORTUGAL
The 37th World Scout and Guide Collectors Meeting and 12th EuroScout were held in Évora, Portugal from 4 - 6 May 2018.  A "P" stamp showing the logo of the meetings was issued for the event.
P Stamp

b. Christmas Post

NETHERLANDS
For the 31st time, the Scouting groups Abel Tasman and Jutters Willemsoord and Helders Jachthoorn corps operated the Christmas post (Scouting Kerstpost).  For 2018, they issued three different stamps in a sheet of 64 self-adhesive stamps.  Usage of these stamps is valid only in Den Helder - Julianadorp - Huisduinen and only when the mail is sent to the designated addressee.  The stamps depict different Scouting groups including a small band.
Triptych || Triptych Sheet