Statue of Scouts founder to be removed. Who is Robert Baden-Powell and why is he controversial?

6/11/2020 4:45:00 PM

A statue of Scouts founder Robert Baden-Powell will be removed from a quayside in Dorset, southern England, as the UK continues to reckon with monuments of its imperialist past.

A statue of Scouts founder Robert Baden-Powell will be removed from a quayside in Dorset, southern England, as the UK continues to reckon with monuments of its imperialist past.

A statue of Scouts founder Robert Baden-Powell will be removed from a quayside in Dorset, southern England, as the UK continues to reckon with monuments of its imperialist past.

The statue, which was installed in 2008, will be removed on Thursday, said local authority Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) council in a statement."We acknowledge the differing views of the life activities of Baden-Powell and want to create time for all views to be aired, and to minimise the risk of any public disorder or antisocial behaviour that could arise were the statue to remain in situ," it said.

The Dorset County Scouts group supports the removal, the council added.Vikki Slade, BCP council leader, called for discussions on the future of the statue."Whilst famed for the creation of the Scouts, we also recognise that there are some aspects of Robert Baden-Powell's life that are considered less worthy of commemoration," she said in a statement.

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The statue, which was installed in 2008, will be removed on Thursday, said local authority Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) council in a statement. "We acknowledge the differing views of the life activities of Baden-Powell and want to create time for all views to be aired, and to minimise the risk of any public disorder or antisocial behaviour that could arise were the statue to remain in situ," it said. “We have to start where it all began,” Higgs-Wise said during her speech. The Dorset County Scouts group supports the removal, the council added. - The World Tonight, ANC, June 10, 2022. Vikki Slade, BCP council leader, called for discussions on the future of the statue.” The Columbus statue was dedicated in Richmond in December 1927, and had been the first statue of Christopher Columbus erected in the South, the newspaper reported. "Whilst famed for the creation of the Scouts, we also recognise that there are some aspects of Robert Baden-Powell's life that are considered less worthy of commemoration," she said in a statement. Ruiz said they were not deterred by the arrest of eight people, including Bayan- Central Visayas chairperson Jaime Paglinawan, after a similar rally last June 5 that happened in front of the University of the Philippines Cebu (UP Cebu) in Barangay Lahug, Cebu City.

Slade also addressed the move in a Facebook post on Wednesday. Williams Carter Wickham was pulled from its pedestal in Monroe Park by demonstrators who also used ropes to tear it down. "I do not wish to see the statue removed," she wrote."However we have had police advice that this statue is on a target list for attack and due to its proximity to the water and its delicate and historic nature I was asked to approve its temporary removal. Vanessa Bolin, a member of the Richmond Indigenous Society, told the crowd she did not come “to hijack” the protests against police brutality, but to “stand in solidarity” with the people." The move is part of a wave of actions against monuments glorifying the UK's colonial history. On Sunday, protesters in Bristol tore down a statue of slave trader Edward Colston and dumped it into a river, and local authorities in east London removed a statue of slave owner Robert Milligan on Tuesday. ADVERTISEMENT. The Bayan-Central Visayas coordinator said they were planning to hold their Independence Day Rally in UP Cebu or Plaza Independencia or both.

Who was Baden-Powell? Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell of Gilwell, was born February 22, 1857 in London and died January 8, 1941 in Nyeri, Kenya, according to encyclopedia Britannica. He was revered as a national hero for his actions as a British Army officer in the South African War (1899-1902), and went on to found the Boy Scouts in 1908. Two years later, he co-founded the Girl Guides, a similar organization for girls. Scouts movement The Scouts is aimed at boys aged between 10 and 14 years old. The organization says scouting"exists to actively engage and support young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society. The Municipal Trial Court in Cities of Cebu City has ordered the release of the eight people, collectively known as Cebu 8, last Monday as the cases are being heard.

" Baden-Powell developed an interest in teaching young people when he found out his 1899 military textbook"Aids to Scouting" was being used for training boys in woodcraft. He decided to set up a trial camp for boys on Brownsea Island, near Poole, in 1907, and then wrote a book for what he called the Boy Scout movement. Before long there were Scout troops popping up across Britain, and Baden-Powell published a book called"Scouting for Boys" in 1908. Two years later Baden-Powell retired from his army position to concentrate on the Scouts, and founded the Girl Guides with his sister Agnes that same year. Why was he controversial? . We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.