Motiv: The temple of Kiyomizudera stands among the hills in leafy east Kyoto. Photo: Thomas Frostberg/The Scouts
From Wednesday 27 November until Saturday 30 November, The King took part in a Scout trip with the Baden-Powell Fellowship to Kyoto, Japan.
During his visit to Japan, The King found out about the social initiatives carried out by Japanese Scouts in connection with the rescue operations and rebuilding work following the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in 2011. The King also learnt about the efforts currently being carried out by the Scouts in the Philippines. On the Wednesday, The King arrived in Kyoto for the 66th meeting of the Baden-Powell Fellowship, an association of people from all over the world who have chosen to support the Scout Movement internationally.
The Baden-Powell Fellowship consists of more than 2,000 people who have donated money to the Scout Movement through the World Scout Foundation, of which The King is Honorary Chairman. The money raised helps to develop the Scout Movement in various parts of the world.