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Canadian Pathfinder window sold to U.S. church

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#1 RememberSchiff


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Posted 14 April 2017 - 05:17 PM




The Pathfinder window is believed to be the only pane copy in North America of the iconic Jesus and a Boy Scout  painting by Ernest Stafford Carlos.


Carlos permitted only two windows to be made and placed in churches - St. George's in New Brunswick and a church in England. The latter church was destroyed during WW2.


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Soon after the launch of Robert Baden-Powell's Boy Scout scheme in 1908, Carlos founded the 107th London Scout Troop, now the 21st Camberwell (Trinity) Scout Group.He painted a number of pictures of Scouts between 1910 and 1915, which helped to bring the ethos of Scouting to a wider public. Titles included A Ripping Yarn (1910), If I Were a Boy Again (1911) and Good Service Work in a London Slum (1913). Perhaps the best known is The Pathfinder (1913) which shows a young Scout with the hand of Jesus Christ on his shoulder. It was widely circulated as a print, and a copy has featured on the set of the television soap opera, Coronation Street since 1961. One of two original versions of The Pathfinder, together with a number of Carlos's other Scouting works, are held at Gilwell Park in Essex, the headquarters of The Scout Association.





A print of original painting




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Carlos is buried close to the battlefield at Chester Farm Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery.[7][8] His family's memorial to him is a window depicting The Pathfinder in stained glass at Holy Cross Church in Hornchurch.


Several other churches across Britain have a Pathfinder stained glass window, as does one in Canada (see New Brunswick link above -RS). In Greater Manchester, a Pathfinder window which was made for a Scout headquarters in 1924 as a war memorial was threatened when the building was sold; in 2007 a public appeal raised £21,000 to have the window installed in Saint Gabriel's Church in Middleton.




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#2 qwazse


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Posted 14 April 2017 - 06:40 PM

Stained glass was a hobby for Mrs. Q and I.
It would take us a year to put together something like this.
This piece was worth every penny.
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Posted 14 April 2017 - 06:50 PM

So far, I have not found the name of the Minnesota church. I wonder if it is a CO?

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