Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Founder’s Day (Baden Powell) celebration

1st Baron Baden-Powell

Let make ourselves free this coming Saturday the 25th February 2012.

You are cordially invited to participitate in this year Founders Day Gathering

1900 - Arrival of Guests
2000 - Dinner
2100 - Campfire and Sing-a-long

This invitation is extended to All ex-scouts, girls, old boys and family, members and boys of St.Andrew School Muar.

This function is related to Scouting/Guiding, but those who are not related or had not been related are also welcomed.
This gathering is to refresh memories of the good old days and to renew fellowship.
Family members are invited as well.

Dress code is casual and it is Free Of Charge.

This Founder’s Day (Baden Powell) celebration is organized by the BP Guild Malaysia.

Please confirm your participation before February15th to enable the organizer to plan.

Let do it

Robert Baden-Powell
, 1st Baron Baden-Powell
22 February 1857 (1857-02-22) – 8 January 1941 (1941-01-09) (aged 83)
Founder of Scouting
Nickname B-P
Place of birth Paddington, London, England
Place of death Nyeri, Kenya
Service/branch British Army
Years of service 1876–1910
Rank Lieutenant-General
Commands held Chief of Staff, Second Matabele War (1896–1897)
5th Dragoon Guards in India (1897)
Inspector General of Cavalry, England (1903)
Battles/wars Anglo-Ashanti Wars,
Second Matabele War,
Siege of Mafeking,
Second Boer War

• Awards Ashanti Star (1895),
• Matabele Campaign, British South Africa Company Medal (1896),
• Queen’s South Africa Medal (1899),
• King’s South Africa Medal ( 1902),
• Boy Scouts Silver Wolf
• Boy Scouts Silver Buffalo Award (1926),
• World Scout Committee Bronze Wolf (1935),
• Großes Dankabzeichen des ÖPB (1927)
• Großes Ehrenzeichen der Republik am Bande (1931)
• Goldene Gemse (1931)
• Grand-Cross in the Order of Orange-Nassau (1932),
• Order of Merit (1937),
• Wateler Peace Prize (1937)
• Order of St Michael and St George,
• Royal Victorian Order,
• Order of the Bath

Other work Founder of the international Scouting Movement;
Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, OM, GCMG, GCVO, KCB (pronounced /beɪdən poʊ.əl/) (22 February 1857 – 8 January 1941), also known as B-P or Lord Baden-Powell, was a lieutenant-general in the British Army, writer, and founder of the Scout Movement.

After having been educated at Charterhouse School, Baden-Powell served in the British Army from 1876 until 1910 in India and Africa. In 1899, during the Second Boer War in South Africa, Baden-Powell successfully defended the town in the Siege of Mafeking. Several of his military books, written for military reconnaissance and scout training in his African years, were also read by boys. Based on those earlier books, he wrote Scouting for Boys, published in 1908 by Pearson, for youth readership. During writing, he tested his ideas through a camping trip on Brownsea Island with the local Boys’ Brigade and sons of his friends that began on 1 August 1907, which is now seen as the beginning of Scouting.
After his marriage to Olave St Clair Soames, Baden-Powell, his sister Agnes Baden-Powell and notably his wife actively gave guidance to the Scouting Movement and the Girl Guides Movement.
Baden-Powell lived his last years in Nyeri, Kenya, where he died and was buried in 1941.