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.
The graves at the cemetery comprise those of soldiers who died during the second world war, most of who were British, as well as commonwealth soldiers. Of importance is that, some of the men and women who lost their lives … Continue reading
The dot and circle on BP’s grave means ‘I have gone home’. One may ask, but why St. Peter’s A.C.K Church? Powell once attended church service at the church and he was impressed from the very beginning. Consequently, he said … Continue reading
“I believe that God put us in this jolly world to be happy and enjoy life. Happiness doesn’t come from being rich, nor merely being successful in your career, nor by self indulgence. One step towards happiness is to make … Continue reading
BP (Robert’s nickname) died in the year 1941 on January 8th in Nyeri at his home- Paxtu. Paxtu was his house while in Kenya which is located at the Outspan Hotel in Nyeri. It’s now a museum under the Kenya … Continue reading
The entire area which holds the Baden Powell’s Scouting Information Center was a cemetery. However, after the Late Baden Powell was buried, the cemetery ceased to take in more people. As a matter of fact, the place was so desolate … Continue reading