Baden-Powell’s final words to the Boy Scouts

Posted on January 8th, 2014 by The British Newspaper Archive

Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Scout Movement, died on 8th January 1941.

The Evening Telegraph reported that his last words to the Boy Scouts were “sleeves up and with tails up, go to it to win the war.”

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Baden-Powell's final words to the Boy Scouts

Evening Telegraph – 8 January 1941
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