Explanation of the Scout Lodge Emblem

    The Scout Lodge Emblem

The Square and Compass are the traditional signs of Masonry. The square to regulate our actions and the compass to keep us in due bounds with all mankind.

The Scout "Arrow Head" Lord Baden-Powell our Founder said, "Our badge we took from the 'north point' used on maps, it shows the true way to go" The two five point stars stand for truth and knowledge, the ten points represent the original ten Scout Laws. The encircling rope symbolises the unity and family of the World Scout Movement, and the reef knot which cannot be undone no matter how hard it is pulled is symbolic of the strength of World Scouting. The colour gold represents 'purity' and the purple ground 'Leadership and Service'.

How it was designed (here).