Copy of a letter received anonymously from a parent after an event. O.B-P was 81:-
16th March, 1970.
The Girl Guides Association,
I am a Parent, one of many who received an invitation to attend the Guide and Brownie Rally in Pietermaritzburg yesterday in honour of Lady Baden-Powell.
It was a wonderful experience: Throughout the whole time of the Rally I was carried away by the force of 'belonging to a Family' which existed there.
My regret is that we Parents were unable to express a 'Thank you' for it all, with a special 'Thank you' to Lady Baden-Powell herself for showing so memorably the power of the inspiration behind Guiding, and Scouting of course.
Please, if you can, convey to this outstanding person, Lady Baden-Powell, heartfelt thanks and gratitude for giving Parents the chance yesterday to see for ourselves the real Spirit behind it all, and to join in the admiration expressed by the Speakers, for her.
An Ordinary Parent