The Fleur de Lis
is a symbol that has been used for many purposes, from decorative, to monarchical. The fleur de lis is widely thought to be a stylized version of the flower specie Iris Pseudacorus.
Even though we can find the Fleur de Lys through several European coats of arms and even old flags, it has a stronger association with the French Monarchy. Literally it means Lily Flower (fleur = flower, lis = lily). The most accepted use of the symbol was to represent trinity and French origins or roots.
The origin behind the symbolic meaning of the Fleur de Lis is still uncertain, but it has been a lot of theory around is close relation to the holy trinity of catholic religion and special protection the trinity gave the monarchy in the past. The three petals of the heraldic design reflect a widespread association with the Holy Trinity, with the band on the bottom symbolizing Mary. The three petals of the heraldic design reflect a widespread association with the Holy Trinity, with the band on the bottom symbolizing Mary.
It has been popular in flags, military usage, sports, education, and architecture as well.
The Boy Scouts symbol have for main symbol, the Fleur de Lis. The symbol was first used by Sir Robert Baden-Powell as an arm-badge for soldiers who qualified as reconnaissance specialists, who were later named by the title of scouts.