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Thomas Cecil Alexander

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Reverend Canon Thomas Cecil Alexander was the founder of the Scouting movement in the Malaysian state of Sabah. He is part of the Anglican Mission and he founded the first boy scout troop in Sandakan in 1913, and in the state of Sarawak, in Kuching in 1915. The Sarawak movement was later active only from 1930 onward.

He is also being remembered as the founder of the scout movement in North Borneo and continued to serve the movement until 1926 before returning to England.

A letter dated December 22, 1913 written by the Rev. Canon Thomas Cecil Alexander to Colonel Brownrigg in England (Assistant to Robert Baden-Powell at that time) informing them about the establishment of the first Scout group in North Borneo.

This letter is still preserved in the Scouts' headquarters of Sabah.