Fred Burnham of California became a scout for Cecil Rhodes in developing the Cape to Cairo Railway. In Africa, he taught scouting to Colonel Baden-Powell, who went on to found the Boy Scouts.
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Burnham: King of Scouts
For decades, Stephe Baden-Powell would gallop over the plains of India and Afghanistan, and hunt tigers in the Kashmir. Only reluctantly would this dilettante soldier come to know the Indians of southern India. Nor would he come within a thousand leagues of a real red Indian from America. Yet in the eighth year of the 20th century, this gentleman soldier would give birth full blown to the Boy Scouts. And his scouting movement would be based on the culture--not of the Hindoos of Asia--but of the red Indians of America. Not on the Niggers of Lucknow, but on the Bantus of Africa. Explaining these riddles is going to take a real tellin, cause truth is stranger than fiction. In the beginning... .
"The Cerro Gordo mine's been closed," Jeff Clark said.
"Shut down by a claim jumper," Fred replied.
"You sound like a real source of pride to your family, sweet pea."
"Actually, I'm as smooth as a tomcat pissin on velvet, but I didn't come here to start a church. And don't call me sweet pea."