This is B-P’s own account of his journeys around Africa in 1937
and is scattered with reminiscences of earlier tours and his military
service. The book is illustrated with simple, yet charming, black
and white line drawings. On this visit the B-Ps visited sixteen
‘Scout Centres’ and on the return cruise, the Scouting communities
on Ascension Island and St. Helena.
There is no conclusion but a ‘Farewell’; B-P it must be remembered
was 81 at the time. The ‘Farewell’ however is not so much a ‘last
message’, more a giving of veiled notice of his intention to
return to Africa to live. It’s not that far away says B-P "If you
are in a hurry it only takes four and half days by air."
Reproduced by permission. © C. R. Walker, 2003.
This excerpt is taken from the Web Page "A Baden-Powell
Bibliography," which is part of the
Scouting Milestones Website at