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Baden-Powell’s final words to the Boy Scouts

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.” Read the full newspaper snippet below or view the whole newspaper page. Evening Telegraph – 8 January 1941 Image © D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD View the full newspaper page