Baden-Powell


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Baden-Powell

Robert Stephenson Smyth , 1st Baron Baden-Powell. 1857--1941, British general, noted for his defence of Mafeking (1899--1900) in the Boer War; founder of the Boy Scouts (1908) and (with his sister Agnes) the Girl Guides (1910)
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This week the Baden-Powell Scout Association has been marking the 100th anniversary with an international jamboree involving 160 Scouts and 55 leaders - with one detachment coming all the way from Portugal.
The handbook, published in 1908, gave birth to the worldwide Scouting movement when boys organised themselves into groups and used Baden-Powell's ideas as the basis for camps, treks and other activities.
Like the eponymous character in the 1904 play by James Barrie, Baden-Powell in many ways never did grow up.
Baden-Powell declared: "Scouts never grouse at hardships, nor whine at each other, nor grumble when put out, but go on whistling and smiling."
The papers show that Baden-Powell even held a cordial meeting with a leader of the Hitler Youth, as British intelligence chiefs were investigating fears that the groups were using their UK cycling holidays as a cover for espionage.
And a century on, the South Wales-based granddaughter of Guides and Scouts founder Robert Baden-Powell has spoken of the family's continued pride in a movement that has gone from strength to strength.
Tory MP Ann Widdecombe was aghast the movement founded by Lord Robert Baden-Powell was getting involved.
The 1st Whittingham Baden-Powell Scouts took first place in the Elder's Shield event at Heighington, near Darlington.
Morrissey has boosted a pounds 1million campaign to upgrade the club which was opened in 1904 by Scout Movement founder Robert Baden-Powell.
Call my upbringing sheltered but I was surprised to discover that, after the Bible, The Koran and Mao's Little Red Book, the best-selling book of the 20th century is Baden-Powell's Scouting for Boys.
Robert Baden-Powell ran his first camp for 20 boys at Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour, Dorset, in August 1907.
ON THIS DAY 1916: General Sir Robert Baden-Powell visited the trenches and described them as a place of "shellfire, slush and smiles".