Toronto's Historical Plaques
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Lord Robert Baden-Powell of Gilwell
Photos by Alan L Brown with thanks to Tony Manson - Posted September, 2012
On the west lawn of the Queen Elizabeth Building at Exhibition Place is this 2010 Greater Toronto Council of Scouts Canada plaque. Here's what it says:
Plaque coordinates: 43.63283, -79.42203
This plaque commemorates the 100th anniversary of the official opening of the 32nd annual Canadian National Exhibition by Lord Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell of Gilwell on August 30, 1910.
B-P, as he became familiarly known, founded Boy Scouts in 1907 and Girl Guides in 1910. The movements grew spectacularly and have touched the lives of over 300 million throughout the world.
At our investiture we undertake to love and serve God and country and to develop ourselves fully so that we can help others at all times.
For over forty years, Scouts Canada of the Greater Toronto Council has operated a free wheelchair service for those who cannot easily get around the EX. Many thousands of visitors appreciate the help provided by the youth and adults of this volunteer Service Corps.
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