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    Norwich, Norfolk, East Anglia.

    Title: "Chief Scout - Sir R. Baden-Powell attends monster Rally of local Boys".

    M/S of a large canoe full of scouts moored at the edge of the River Wensum. Three Scout Masters climb down a ladder and get into the boat (presumably one is Baden Powell), several policemen are on hand to offer assistance. A crowd of people watch from the river bank. Panning shot follows the canoe paddling down the river, press photographers stand on the bank taking pictures of Baden Powell. Various point of view shots from the back of the boat of three canoes coming down the river.

    C/U of Baden Powell saluting, two scout masters stand beside him. A troop of scouts in the background leap up from the ground to salute him back. Nice C/U of a group of scouts cheering and waving their caps in the air. M/S of Baden Powell being helped out of the canoe.

    The rest of the shots are mostly same or similar to those used in earlier part of story. Some more shots of a troop of scouts standing in the Cathedral Close and walking past the Anglican Cathedral.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:03:00 / 01:13:08:00
    G 1304
    Sort Number:
    G 1304
  • Appears in...

    Sport & Leisure Historical Figures & Celebrities Lifestyle & Culture Travel & Exploration War & Revolution
    Lord Baden-Powell Baden-Powell (scouting)
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (1)

  1. stewarta says

    The Scouts in the war canoe are of the 1st Norwich. The first of the three men seen climbing into the canoe is possibly Edward "Skipper" Coe, the then Scout Master of the 1st Norwich. The second is Baden-Powell.

    The 1st Norwich have photographs of this event in their archives, and some details are given in their book, ISBN: 978-0-9561286-0-7.

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