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2014 Scouting Cossgrove Course, New Zealand | by Lyndon (NZ)
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2014 Scouting Cossgrove Course, New Zealand

Lieutenant Colonel David Cossgrove (1852–1920) served in the South African War with Robert Baden-Powell, founder of Scouts and Guides in the United Kingdom. Cossgrove took Baden-Powell's ideas back to New Zealand with him and began similar programmes in Christchurch in 1908. Cossgrove died on 9 September 1920 of stomach cancer and received one of the largest military funerals ever held in Canterbury.

The Cossgrove course named in his honour is a practical training weekend for scouts & scout leaders. This particular course was run by Rimutaka Zone & held at Ararangi Camp on the outskirts of Masterton.

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