Sir Robert Baden-powell of Gilwell
The honorary degree of Doctor of Laws was conferred upon Sir Robert Baden-powell of Gilwell by the Chancellor Sir William Cullen KCMG at a graduation ceremony held at 3.00pm on 20 March 1931 at the University.
Sir Robert was the world's Chief Scout and founder of the scout movement, and was visiting Sydney as part of his tour of Australia and New Zealand.
In a stirring speech, the Chief Scout urged the formation of a scout association among University of Sydney undergraduates.
From the 'Sydney Morning Herald', 21 March 1931