• Short Summary

    Hundreds of Scouts and Guides gathered on the slopes of Mount Kenya on Sunday (Feb.20) for the annual tribute to their founder, Lord Baden-Powell, who lies buried there.

  • Description

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    LV & CU Procession of Scouts and Guides headed by band towards grave (2 shots)
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    2.
    CU Sign: Last Resting Place
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    3.
    SV Chief Commissioner for Scouts, Mr. Nyagah, reviewing Scouts (3 shots)
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    CU Flag
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    5.
    SV Mr. Nyagah collecting wreath
    0.58

    6.
    SV Girl Guides look on
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    7.
    SV Mr. Nyagah lays wreath
    1.09

    8.
    SV Another official lays wreath
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    9.
    SCU Scouts file past grave saluting
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    10.
    SCU Mr. Nyagah watching
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    11.
    SV Girl Guides march past, and PAN ACROSS TO officials at graveside
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Hundreds of Scouts and Guides gathered on the slopes of Mount Kenya on Sunday (Feb.20) for the annual tribute to their founder, Lord Baden-Powell, who lies buried there. Kenya's Chief Commissioner for Scouts and Guides, Mr. J.J.M. Nyagah, led officials in a wreath-laying ceremony, after which the 600 Scouts and Guides filed past the grave saluting. Baden-Powell's movement now totals more than 12-million members in over 100 countries.

    SYNOPSIS: Outside the Kenyan township of Nyeri, on the slopes of Mount Kenya, 600 Boy Scouts and Girl Guides gathered on Sunday to pay tribute to their foundor, Lord Baden-Powell...

    He died in 1941, aged 83.

    Kenya's Chief Commissioner for Scouts and Guides, Mr. J.J.M. Nyagah, inspected the Guard of Honour drawn up outside the graveyard area. The Scouts and Guides were only a few of the thousands across Kenya commemorating Lord Baden-Powell, the ex-soldier and hero of Mafaking who founded a youth movement which now totals more than 12-million members in over 100 countries.

    Numerous wreaths were brought to Nyeri for Sunday's ceremonies. Mr. Nyagah addressed the gathering and religious leaders spoke of the example and inspiration Lord Baden-Powell had given.

    Then Mr. Nyagah and other officials laid their wreaths at the grave, and Boy Scouts and Girl Guides filed past saluting. Lord Baden-Powell's special contribution to youth organisations was his emphasis on individual character development. The discipline he most respected was self-reliance. He was acclaimed Chief Scout of the World at the first International Jamboree in 1920.

    Today, 30 years after his death, these youngsters were saluting him.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACP37TGAK9GS05L58G53DO2EUR
    Media URN:
    VLVACP37TGAK9GS05L58G53DO2EUR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/02/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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