A scout is always prepared. This should apply to all including non-scouts. As I conclude this series on The Baden Powell Scouts Information Center in Nyeri, I hope you’ve seen one more reason why Nyeri is a beautiful place. One … Continue reading
Both movements are governed by sets of rules and values which are expected to be cultivated by each and every member unconditionally. This photo shows the girl-guide values.
Their common birthday, 22nd FEBRUARY, marks a universal date for scouts and girl guides. On this day each year, scouts from all over the world converge at the Cemetery to pay tribute to the founding father of Scouting Movement and … Continue reading
Olave and Baden had 3 children. All but one have passed on. The only living child stays in Australia, and is too old and week. Olave is the founder of the Girl-guide association since by then, scouting didn’t include girls. … Continue reading
Baden Powell married Olave Baden Powell while he was 55 years old. Olave was just 23 🙂 But again, age is just a number. Amazingly, the two shared a birthday- 22nd February. Now those two were really meant for each … Continue reading
He went back to England after the war. He was ill by then and his doctor advised him to have good rest for the remaining time that he would be alive. In a move that perhaps took many by surprise, … Continue reading
Baden first visited East Africa in 1906. He was impressed and recorded his impressions both in words and pictures in his book, “Sketches in Mafeking and East Africa” which was published in 1907.
While serving his term as an officer in South Africa, he amazingly used no firearms and force to fight. He recruited boys wherever he was assigned and used them as his informants. The boys used bamboo sticks to convey messages … Continue reading
Before retiring, BP was a Lt. General in the British army during the 2nd world war. He was assigned to England and Africa, precisely South Africa. It was during his tenure in South Africa that he began scouting.
Others who are buried at the cemetery include relatives of the fallen soldiers, some of whom were killed by the MauMau during the struggle for independence in Kenya. May their souls rest in eternal peace.