and Baden-Powell: A Power Partnership
This is a joint talk between the
Association of Anaesthetist’s Heritage Centre, Blind Veterans UK and The
Robert Baden-Powell’s imagination and
Arthur Pearson’s business acumen took Scouting from 20 pilot participants to a Movement which had over 100,000 members within two years. With the loss of his own sight, Pearson reached out to the Scouts for help. Putting the Scout Law into action, with the first ever Scout job day, they raised funds to translate and produce Braille books and newspapers.
Rob Baker’s talk further explores the connections
between the founder of Blind Veterans UK, Sir Arthur Pearson, and The Scouts
founder, Robert Baden-Powell. Hear how Scouts played an important role with the
rehabilitation of the newly blinded men of the First World War.
This is a recording of a previous event, which will be sent to you after you complete your booking.
As Head of Heritage Services for The
Scouts, Caroline is passionate about sharing the inspiring, surprising and
entertaining stories which make up the Movement’s amazing heritage. The Scouts
heritage collection was established in 1918 to mark the tenth anniversary of
the organisation. It now encompasses over 250,000 items from Robert
Baden-Powell’s caravan to artwork created by Cubs during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Prior to taking up her current role in
2014 Caroline has previously worked at the National Army Museum, West Berkshire
Heritage Service, Museums Sheffield, Norwich Castle Museum and The National
Trust’s Souter Lighthouse.
Rob trained as an archivist at
Aberystwyth University and has subsequently worked at organisations including
the National Archives and the Royal Society of Arts. He has been at Blind
Veterans UK since 2011, where he has responsibility for the charity’s
historical material dating back to its founding in 1915.