Chief Scout for India Sandeep Marwah in United Kingdom

London: I on my behalf and on the behalf of Scout Guide Foundation India extend our heartiest congratulation to King Charles III for taking over the charge of United Kingdom.

King Charles III is King of the United Kingdom and 14 other Commonwealth realms. He acceded to the throne on 8 September 2022 upon the death of his mother, Elizabeth II. He was the longest-serving heir apparent in British history and, at the age of 73, is the oldest person to assume the British throne.

On January 24, 1908, the Boy Scouts movement begins in England with the publication of the first instalment of Robert Baden-Powell’s Scouting for Boys. The name Baden-Powell was already well known to many English boys, and thousands of them eagerly bought up the handbook.

Guiding began in the UK in 1910, when Robert Baden-Powell, founder of The Scout Association, established a separate organisation for girls. The Guide Association was a founding member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) in 1928. Girlguiding is supported by around 100,000 volunteers.

Bear Grylls has inspired thousands of young people to gain new skills since becoming Chief Scout in 2009. Bear Grylls was the UK’s youngest ever Chief Scout when he was appointed in 2009, aged 34. Today, he remains the public face of the Scouts in the UK.

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