Facts on the founder of Scouting. This discussion broadcast on Scouting Radio on Saturday 27th June 2020.

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This week, we are featuring a guest episode, of sorts. This lengthy discussion was first broadcast on Scouting Radio at the end of June, 2020, and centered on the topic of Robert Baden-Powell (whom you may know as the founder of the Scouting movement) and several recent allegations made against his character and record by, among others, proponents of the Black Lives Matter movement.

(You may recall that the statue of Baden-Powell that overlooks Poole Quay in Dorset was recently threatened with vandalism or demolition and was temporarily encased on a protective wooden structure until the danger to it faded.)

This episode, apart from the introduction was produced and presented by Justin Dawson of Scouting Radio; he was joined in this discussion by several special guests:

  • Colin Walker, Scout Historian, author of 12 books on Scouting including three on the Siege of Mafeking.
  • Paul Moynihan, former archivist with The Scout Association (1993-2008), and author of An Official History of Scouting
  • 2 members of the Thane Rover Crew

Should you have any questions about this broadcast please visit www.scoutingradio.com


As always, a big thank you to the folks at Scouting Radio for rebroadcasting Scouting Stuff episodes to their worldwide Scouting audience (and for allowing us to re-broadcast this episode this week). If you're listening to us on Scouting Radio right now, let us know; reach out and get in touch. We'd love to hear from you.


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