Hundreds of Scouts and Guides gathered on the slopes of Mount Kenya on Sunday (Feb.20) for the annual tribute to their founder, Lord Baden-Powell, who lies buried there.
LV & CU Procession of Scouts and Guides headed by band towards grave (2 shots)
CU Sign: Last Resting Place
SV Chief Commissioner for Scouts, Mr. Nyagah, reviewing Scouts (3 shots)
SV Mr. Nyagah collecting wreath
SV Girl Guides look on
SV Mr. Nyagah lays wreath
SV Another official lays wreath
SCU Scouts file past grave saluting
SCU Mr. Nyagah watching
SV Girl Guides march past, and PAN ACROSS TO officials at graveside
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Background: Hundreds of Scouts and Guides gathered on the slopes of Mount Kenya on Sunday (Feb.20) for the annual tribute to their founder, Lord Baden-Powell, who lies buried there. Kenya's Chief Commissioner for Scouts and Guides, Mr. J.J.M. Nyagah, led officials in a wreath-laying ceremony, after which the 600 Scouts and Guides filed past the grave saluting. Baden-Powell's movement now totals more than 12-million members in over 100 countries.
SYNOPSIS: Outside the Kenyan township of Nyeri, on the slopes of Mount Kenya, 600 Boy Scouts and Girl Guides gathered on Sunday to pay tribute to their foundor, Lord Baden-Powell...
He died in 1941, aged 83.
Kenya's Chief Commissioner for Scouts and Guides, Mr. J.J.M. Nyagah, inspected the Guard of Honour drawn up outside the graveyard area. The Scouts and Guides were only a few of the thousands across Kenya commemorating Lord Baden-Powell, the ex-soldier and hero of Mafaking who founded a youth movement which now totals more than 12-million members in over 100 countries.
Numerous wreaths were brought to Nyeri for Sunday's ceremonies. Mr. Nyagah addressed the gathering and religious leaders spoke of the example and inspiration Lord Baden-Powell had given.
Then Mr. Nyagah and other officials laid their wreaths at the grave, and Boy Scouts and Girl Guides filed past saluting. Lord Baden-Powell's special contribution to youth organisations was his emphasis on individual character development. The discipline he most respected was self-reliance. He was acclaimed Chief Scout of the World at the first International Jamboree in 1920.
Today, 30 years after his death, these youngsters were saluting him.