The Hongkong Telegraph.
Thursday, January 9, 1941.
Chief Scout Passes On
Nairobi, Jan. 8.
Lord Baden Powell, 83 year old Chief Scout, died at Nyeri, Kenya, at 6.10 a.m. today. His conditions first gave rise to anxiety in November when he began to suffer from heart attacks and in the middle of the month his condition was described as critical. He pulled through but had been in ill health since.
Until he was 80 years of age Lord Baden Powell retained his health and vigour to remarkable degree. When it began to fail he built himself a bungalow on the slopes of Mount Kenya where with Lady Baden Powell he made his home. He paid his Iast visit to England in May 1938.
A soldier who became famous in the South African war as a General, Baden Powell became a world figure by founding the Boy Scout Movement in 1903. So great was the growth of the movement that in 1920 when the first Jamboree was held in London 27 nations were represented and Baden Powell was proclaimed Chief Scout of All the World.
Before his death the boy scouts and girl guides throughout the world numbered nearly 5,000,000.
Scouts in all parts of the world will attend synchronised services in memory of the Chief Scout. Imperial Headquarters have not yet decided whether the services will be held on January 12 or 19.
Baden Powell will be buried at Nyeri tomorrow. - Reuter.