On Thursday 3 and Friday 4 April, The King took part in Scout meetings with the Baden-Powell Fellowship in Luxembourg. The meetings were arranged by the World Scout Foundation (WSF).
During his visit to Luxembourg, The King attended several meetings with the World Scout Foundation, of which he has been Honorary Chairman since 1977.
On the Friday evening, a gala dinner was arranged with the Baden-Powell Fellowship, at which The King gave a speech:
"The tradition of the Light of Peace was established in the 1980s. Scouts carry the light as a message of freedom and peace, following the call of Baden Powell to 'try to leave this world a little better than you found it'. In my opinion, this is the very essence of this great movement: to grow as an individual by doing good for others."
Read the speech in full here.
The Baden-Powell Fellowship consists of more than 2,500 people in 70 countries who have donated money to the Scout Movement through the World Scout Foundation. The money raised helps to develop the Scout Movement in various parts of the world. Lord Robert Baden-Powell (1857-1941) was the founder of the Scout Movement.
The World Scout Foundation raises funds for the continued development of the global Scout Movement. Today, there are approximately 38 million Scouts around the world.