Thursday, February 13, 2014

Nepal 50 rupees 2012 - Diamond Jubilee of Nepal Scouts

New CuNi commemorative:

'Diamond Jubilee of Nepal Scouts'

The coin shows Baden Powell peak, named after founder of Scouts movement, Robert Baden-Powell:

This peak is on the border with China about a hundred miles west of Mount Everest. As part of the Scouting 2007 Centenary, the Government of Nepal renamed Urkema Peak to Baden-Powell Scout Peak, to commemorate 100 years of Scouting in honor of British soldier Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the World Scouting movement. They also released this nice stamp to celebrate it:

(news and image from Pabitra Saha, Gijs Vlothuizen and Shamik Biswas)

LINK: Europa CEPT Stamps: 100 years Scouting

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