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Gill Clay, the granddaughter of Boy Scouts founder Lord Robert Baden-Powell, visits Highland Park Boy Scout Troop 324, Oct. 8. Submitted photo
Erin Yarnall, Editor
2:43 am CDT October 22, 2019

Boy Scouts Troop 324 took a step back into the past at its Oct. 8 meeting when Gill Clay, the granddaughter of Boy Scouts founder Lord Robert Baden-Powell, visited the troop and answered questions from local scouts.

Baden-Powell was an officer in the British army and in 1907 formed the Boy Scouts Association in the United Kingdom. He served as the first Chief Scout of the Boy Scout movement, along with his sister, Agnes Baden-Powell, who founded the Girl Scouts. In 1910, the Boy Scouts of America was founded and scouting began in the United States.