Sir Charles Maclean, Chief Scout Commissioner for Scotland since 1954, was, July 10 unanimously elected to succeed Lord Rowallan as thief scout-designate for the British Commonwealth and Empire.
GV. Scout Headquarters, Buckingham Palace Road.
Nearside V. Ditto.
SV. Pan down from flag to group on roof.
CU. Pan from boy scouts to Sir Charles.
CU. Medal ribbons pan up to Sir Charles.
SV. Pictures of former chief Scouts on wall.
CU. Picture of Lord Sommers.
CU. Picture of Lord Baden-Powell.
Picture of Lord Rowallan.
SV. Sir Charles at desk receives letters from assistant.
CU. Sir Charles writing.
LV. Sir Charles walks into Scout Shop.
Sv. Sir Charles walks out past camera.
Lv. Exterior ditto and salutes passing scouts.
Sir Charles Maclean.
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Background: Sir Charles Maclean, Chief Scout Commissioner for Scotland since 1954, was, July 10 unanimously elected to succeed Lord Rowallan as thief scout-designate for the British Commonwealth and Empire.
Sir Charles, 43 years of age, lives at Duart Castle, lsle of Mull, Argyllshire. Scotland, as Lord Lieutenant of the County of Argyll is the Queen's representative there. He is also a member of the Royal Company of Archers, the Queen's bodyguard for Scotland.
Lord Rowallan, whom he succeeds, has been Chief Scout since 1944, and is retiring, September 6, to become Governor-General of Tasmania.
The election of the new Chief Scout was held on the 50th. anniversary of the Annual Meeting of the Boy Scouts Association. It took place beneath the portraits of three of his predecessors, former Chief Scouts - Lord Baden-Powell, Lord Somers and Lord Rowallan.