Framed picture, Scout greeting
Objectnumber: RA 0668
Length: 31.5 cm
Width: 23.0 cm
Materials: glass, wood, paper
Roald Amundsen wrote a greeting to Norwegian scouts in 1925: “Never lose sight of the goal you have set yourself in life, but always work your way toward it. Take no detours and let the means be honest, then you will probably win in the end. Only through resistance and in battle is victory won, I wish you all the best.”
In thanks, he received this signed picture with the greeting, “Dear Roald Amundsen, Thank you very much for the greetings to the scouts. H. Møller Gasmann.” Gasmann was one of two who founded the Norwegian Boy Scout Association.
In 1926, and for a few years after, the Scout Association celebrated Roald Amundsen Day on December 14 in memory of his arrival at the South Pole.
Amundsen’s greeting is also printed in the book Norwegian Scouts: Norwegian Boy Scouts Association through 25 years, 1911-1936.
Click to see the book at the National Library of Norway (Norwegian)