The World Jamboree of Boy Scouts 1929
|A special Jamboree photograph of the Chief Scout,
Sir Robert Baden-Powell
From The Times of London, 1929
THE KING HONORS THE CHIEF SCOUT
On the occasion of the World Jamboree at Arrowe Park, Birkenhead, where 50,000 Boy Scouts celebrated the coming-of-age of the Scout Movement, the King honored the Chief Scout, Sir Robert Baden-Powell, by conferring a peerage upon him. The following announcement was issued from 10, Downing Street, on August 1, 1929:–
"The King has been pleased to approve that the dignity of a Barony of the United Kingdom be conferred upon Lieutenant-General Sir Robert Baden-Powell, Bt., G.C.M.G., G.C.V.O., K.C.B."
Reprinted from The Times, London, 1929
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