Lord Robert Baden-Powell of Gilwell (1857-1941) was a decorated soldier, talented artist, actor and free-thinker. Best known during his military career for his spirited defense of the small South African township of Mafeking during the Boer War, he was soon to be propelled to extraordinary fame as the Founder of Scouting.click here
Scouting is a voluntary, educational, non political Movement for young people open to all – boys and girls without distinction of origin, race, gender, and creed or ethnic/tribal background in accordance with the Purpose, Principles and Methods as conceived by the Founder, Lord Baden Powell.
Scouting in Kenya started on 24th November 2010 with the formation of the first Nairobi troop at St. John’s Church (C.M.S.) Pumwani. In 1921, the first Nakuru Troop was formed and in 1925 the first Eldoret troop was registered. The first Kijabe (Kenton College) troop was registered in 1926. During this time, the troops formed were mainly composed of Europeans and Asians. The first African troop was formed at Alliance Boys High School under the name “First Kikuyu Troup” in 1927.click here
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