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    THE BOY SCOUTS RECEIVE SCOTT’S SHIP "THE DISCOVERY." BADEN-POWELL TLS WITH GREAT CONTENT.. " BADEN-POWELL, Sir ROBERT. Founder of the Boys Scouts. This is a framed presentation of a three-page Typed Letter Signed BADEN POWELL, 10 March 1937, on "Governor’s Camp United Provinces [India] "stationery, to Lord Wakefield. In this letter with great content, Baden Powell talks about the Scout movement in India, the financial problems of the organization, and the contribution of a historic treasure to the Scouts. He also solicits financial aid from his long-time friend. In part: "Just before I left England to complete this Scout organization in India, I was offered as a gift to the Scout Movement Captain Scott’s old ship, the ‘Discovery’. I jumped at the chance of getting a Sea Scout Headquarters and training centre on a ship with such inspiring tradition, and at the same time of keeping her as a national memorial to Scott and other heroes of the Antarctic... Out here Scouting is going along exceedingly well and doing a remarkable work where it is so greatly needed in the education of these unregulated peoples. When I was last out here 16 years ago we had 15,000 Scouts; today there are 326,000, and the Girl Guides under my wife’s direction are proportionately growing in numbers and proficiency, which those who know India is a most astonishing development." Framed together with a portrait of Baden-Powell on a green fabric background. (# This item may require additional shipping charges).

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    December, 2003
    9th Tuesday
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