World Scout Day celebrated in Gaibandha

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GAIBANDHA, Feb 23, 2021 (BSS) – World Scout Day-2021 and the birth day of
the founder of the scout Robert Baden Powell was celebrated here as elsewhere
in the country and the globe yesterday in a befitting manner.

Marking the day, District Rover and Scout chalked out the elaborate
programmes.

In the morning, a discussion was held on the premises of the bungalow of
the deputy commissioner (DC) in the town.

Speaking on the occasion, DC Abdul Matin emphasized conducting scout
movement in the country to build prosperous nation.

Scouting helps a learner become a good citizen through training
simultaneously study, he said.

The national development will be accelerated, if teaching of scouting can
be reflected in personal, family and social lives, he further said.

Later a cake was cut amid much festivity.

A rally was also brought out on limited scale amid the present coronavirus
pandemic.

Lord Baden Powell, the founder of the scout, was born at 6 Stanhope Street
(now 11 Stanhope Terrace), Paddington, London, on 22 February 1857.

Educated at Charterhouse School, Baden-Powell served in the British Army
from 1876 to 1910 in India and Africa.

In 1910, Baden-Powell retired from the army and formed the Scout
Association which was expanded across the world later.