Pay attention to the neckerchiefs. After the Scout World Crest, it is the worldwide Scouting symbol. “Neckerchiefs from troops from around the world have been placed on all the walls. Notice above the doorway are photographs of both Robert Baden-Powell and Olave Baden-Powell”.
Tracing the life of Scouting founder Robert Baden-Powell takes you not only to his birthplace in London but also to Kenya, where he spent the last few years of his life.
My recent trip to London and Gilwell Park, provenance of the Wood Badge training course, inspired Idaho Scouter Steve Jung to share photos and stories from a similar Scouting pilgrimage.
And I’m sure glad he shared.
The Jung family traveled to Kenya, the East African nation where B-P died on Jan. 8, 1941, at age 83. His grave is now a national monument.
Steve, along with his wife, Becky, and daughter, Anna, visited B-P’s final resting place, the cemetery museum and his home in Nyeri, Kenya.
“Our trip to Kenya was a most memorable one,” Steve says. “We did some backcountry hiking and a lot of touring. We went caving and places most public people don’t go or know about. Just a terrific trip.”
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