Saturday, February 17, 2007

Baden Powell - Cub Meeting 16 February

As we all know, Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell OM, GCMG, GCVO, KCB (22 February 1857 to 8 January 1941), known affectionately to us as B-P, was a Lieutenant-General in the British Army, as well as a writer, and the founder of the Scouting Movement.
B-P as a young boy was educated at Charterhouse School where he loved to swim and play sports. He often hid in the nearby woodlands and he learnt to "freeze" when teachers were looking for him!
At our Pack Meeting on Friday, the cubs learnt more about B-P .... and here they are hiding away from Akela! We could not find them - they were so well hidden!

Hiding away from Akela!

B-P's holidays were spent yachting and canoeing with his brothers.

Our cubs made beautiful sailing boats from all natural items.....

....... that we found in the woodlands close by.

..... and off we went "canoeing and yachting".

Surprisingly enough, they all floated.

After B-P had finished his education at Charterhouse School, he joined the British Army and was posted off to India and Africa where he served 3 years in the Secret Intelligence Service.
Our cubs listened intently to what B-P had done and then got down to some "secret" stuff themselves. We had set out a message in Morse Code which they had to decipher!
We truly had a stunning meeting with the Cubs doing great, outdoor, fun-stuff.
Till next week
Keep cubbing
Akela Joy

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