Baden-Powell grave

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Coordinates: 0°25′09″S 36°57′00″E / 0.419065°S 36.950113°E / -0.419065; 36.950113

Baden-Powell grave
Baden Powell grave1.jpg
Baden-Powell grave
Established 1941
Location Nyeri
Country Kenya
Coordinates 0°25′08″S 36°57′00″E / 0.418968°S 36.950117°E / -0.418968; 36.950117
Owned by St. Peter's Cemetery

The grave of Lieutenant-General The 1st Baron Baden-Powell and his wife, Olave, Baroness Baden-Powell, G.B.E., are in Nyeri in Central Province, Kenya, near Mount Kenya. Lord Baden-Powell died on 8 January 1941 and is buried in St. Peter's Cemetery in the Wajee Nature Park.[1] His gravestone bears a circle with a dot in the centre, which is the trail sign for "Going home", or "I have gone home":[2] When his wife Olave, Lady Baden-Powell, died, her ashes were sent to Kenya and interred beside her husband. Kenya has declared Baden-Powell's grave a national monument.[3][4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Baden-Powell". 8 January 1941. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell". Find a Grave. Retrieved 24 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "Olave St. Clair Baden-Powell". Find a Grave. Retrieved 24 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "The burden of Lord Baden Powell's resting place – Home". Retrieved 4 March 2014.