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Chief Scout Of The World

Hidden : 11/10/2004
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Geocache Description:

This cache was originally placed by Nightfire in 2004 and was adopted by PeCeH in 2013. The museum guardian, Benson, knows about the cache. Other staff (but not all) also know about geocaching. You are looking for a small cardboard box (see spoiler) containing swaps and a log paper.


The cache is placed in the house "Paxtu" in the grounds of the "Outspan hotel" (Outspan/Treetops). Paxtu is the house of Baden Powell. When you arrive at the hotel gate, say you wanted to visit the "Baden Powell" house. You will have to walk to the reception of the Treetops hotel and ask for a guard will bring you to the house. The admission to the house is 400 ksh (around 4 euro or £4). Entrance is free for uniformed scouts and guides. The cache is hidden in the house.... Take a look in the display cabinet where you will find the cache (if the log paper is full please feel free to add another piece of paper).You can ask Benson about geocaching when he is your guard. Also the staff of the Outspan Hotel should know about geocaching.

In Nyeri, you can also visit the grave of Baden Powell and his wife. The coordinates are S 00°25.127 E 36°57.013.

Sign in the house


Paxtu is the name of the cottage that is built for Baden Powell. In his house is a small museum with information about scouts and guides, pictures of uniforms from all over the world, a lot of badges and scarfs donated by scouts and guides, and a lot of memoriabilia of B-P and his wife. .

Baden Powell

Baden Powell

He is known to this day around the world as B-P. During his 83 years, he devoted himself to the service of his country and his fellow men. This soldier, famous for fighting for his country, would become a worker for peace through the brotherhood of the world scouting movement. Robert Stephenson Smith Baden-Powell was born in London, England, February 22, 1857. He was the eight child of the family of ten children of the Reverend Baden Powell, a professor at Oxford University. He would be only three years old when his father died. The family was very poor after the death of his father and he received his education when he gained a scholarship to Charterhouse School in London. As a youth he was eager to learn new skills. He played the piano and the fiddle, he acted, he practiced manual endeavors such as bricklaying, and he began his interest in the arts of woodcraft. He joined the army and was commissioned straight into the 13th Hussars. He distinguished himself with service in Africa, India, and Malta. He worked his way up the line of command and by age 43 he became a Major-General. He wrote a book Aids to Scouting to help train youth for responsible jobs for the army. By the time he returned to England in 1903 he found that his book was being used by youth leaders and teachers all over the country. In 1907 he held an experimental youth camp at Brownsea Island in Dorset. Scouting was established with the enjoyment or these first camping youth! In 1908 Baden Powel had to set up an office to deal with the large number of inquiries which we pouring in concerning the movement. Some enquiries were even being received from girls! He retired from the Army in 1910 on the advice of King Edward VII who suggested that B-P would provide a more valuable service to his country by working with the scouting movement than he could ever hope to do as a soldier. In 1912 he married Olave Soames. She would be the mother of their three children and would become involved with the Girl Guide/Scout movement becoming the World Chief Guide. It was in 1920 that B-P had become the World Chief Scout. And at the 3rd World Jamboree, in 1929, it was announced that he had become Lord. He took the honor of Lord Baden-Powell of Gilwell, Gilwell Park being the International Training Center. In 1938, suffering from ill-health, he returned to Africa, to live in Nyeri, Kenya. He died, January 8, 1941. He is buried in a simple grave within sight of Mount Kenya. His headstone reads : "Robert Baden Powell, Chief Scout of the World". Also inscribed on the stone is a circle with a single dot in the centre. This is the trail symbol for the end of the trail, I have gone home. (©

Congratulations to Grumpys for being First to Find the reactivated cache!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


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