ROLAND PHILIPPS: SCOUTER AND SOLDIER
Roland Philipps, one of Scouting’s most
charismatic and influential leaders had been involved with Scouting for five
years when he was killed at the Somme, France. However, despite this relatively
short period of involvement, Roland’s outstanding contribution to Scouting in
East London continues to be felt today and yet, he is relatively unknown. Follow our online exhibition to find out more
about his story. This information is also available as a PDF.
story and contribution to Scouting wasremembered at the overnight vigil
held at Westminster Abbey to mark the beginning of the Somme centenary commemorations. Four Scouts and their leader from East London stood at
the tomb of the Unknown Solider between 9.45pm – 10pm on the 30 June 2016.
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