A statue in Dorset of Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of the Scout Movement, has been the focus of controversy after the local council vowed to take it down, only to then backtrack and say it would remain for now. Across the country campaigns are gaining support to remove controversial statues in the wake of the global Black Lives Matter Movement. Baden-Powell was born in London in His father was an Oxford professor, and the young Baden-Powell won a scholarship to Charterhouse School. As a young boy he gained an appreciation for the great outdoors, and enjoyed adventuring and learning new skills and crafts.
A man who has dedicated his life to the scouting movement for 75 years has been appointed an MBE in the Queen's annual New Year Honours list. Norman Boxall, 83, from Reading in Berkshire, has been recognised for his voluntary service to young people in the Boys' Brigade and Scouts. Mr Boxall first joined the Scouts when he was eight years old and has been a scoutmaster for the past 65 years. The appointments committee credited Mr Boxall for using his "engaging personality" to share his passion for scouting with children and adult leaders he has trained locally, nationally and internationally.
He is better known as the founder of the Boy Scout movement. What is overlooked is his concern with the social lives and imagination of young people, and how he was able to build on this to develop an associational educational form. In this article, we examine some of the key aspects of his approach. In Robert Baden-Powell started collecting material for a book on army scouting. Eventually published in , because of his celebrity status, it became an instant bestseller- selling more , copies within the first few months.
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