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Right after we landed in kenya on our way to the outspan hotel we stopped over at Baden powells resting place to pay a scouts respect... a time to re live my scouting days and salute the man.

On the headstone:
Robert Baden -Powell
Chief Scout of the World
22nd february 1857
8th january 1941

Olave Baden-Powell
World Chief guide
22nd February 1889 25th june 1977

Baden-Powell of Gilwell
Chief Scout of the world.
Robert Stephenson Smith Baden-Powell was born in London, England, February 22, 1857. He was the eight child of the family of ten children of the Reverend Baden Powell, a professor at Oxford University. He would be only three years old when his father died. He joined the army and was commissioned straight into the 13th Hussars. He distinguished himself with service in Africa, India, and Malta. He worked his way up the line of command and by age 43 he became a Major-General. In 1907 he held an experimental youth camp at Brownsea Island in Dorset. Scouting was established with the enjoyment or these first camping youth! In 1908 Baden Powel had to set up an office to deal with the large number of inquiries which we pouring in concerning the movement. In 1912 he married Olave Soames. It was in 1920 that B-P had become the World Chief Scout. And at the 3rd World Jamboree, in 1929, it was announced that he had become Lord. He took the honor of Lord Baden-Powell of Gilwell, Gilwell Park being the International Training Center. In 1938, suffering from ill-health, he returned to Africa, to live in Nyeri, Keyna. He died, January 8, 1941. He is buried in a simple grave within sight of Mount Kenya. His headstone reads : "Robert Baden Powell, Chief Scout of the World". Also inscribed on the stone is a circle with a single dot in the centre. This is the trail symbol for the end of the trail, I have gone home.

Lady Baden-Powell GBE, the World Chief Guide

Olave St. Clair Soames was born in 1889 in Derbyshire, the daughter of Harold and Katherine Soames. In 1912 she married the then Lieutenant-General Sir Robert Baden-Powell, who had founded the Boy Scout and Girl Guide Movements in 1907 and 1910. Although 32 years younger than her husband, Olave Baden-Powell shared his birthday, 22nd February, now known to Scouts as ' Founder's Day ' and to Guides as ' Thinking Day ' when they remember friends overseas.
In 1974, The Chief Guide stated how she would like to be remembered after her death. Her wish was as follows:

After a private cremation service the World Chief Guide's ashes were flown to Kenya to be buried in her husband's grave at Nyeri.
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