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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Baden-Powell adopted the oak as an analogy in 1929 not only for the worldwide growth of the movement, which had begun with a small trial camp some 21 years earlier, but also as a message to Scouts that big things are possible from modest starts.
Baden-Powell based it on his own boyhood experiences, his experience with the Mafeking Cadet Corps during the Second Boer War at the Siege of Mafeking in 1899-1900, and on his experimental first Boy Scouts camp involving 22 lads on Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour.
Baden-Powell also held a friendly meeting with a leader of the Hitler Youth at the time when British security chiefs were investigating fears the groups were using their UK cycling holidays as a cover for espionage.
4) Baden-Powell himself was a larger-than-life spokesman for Empire, ever since his actions during the Boer War shot him to fame as the hero of the siege of Mafeking.
Group leaders Lynne Porter and Val Smith said: "We are very proud of the girls for completing their Baden-Powell Award and both are dedicated to become young Leaders.
BORN ELVIS Presley, rock and roll icon, 1935, above STEVEN Hawking, English physicist, 1942 BILL Graham, rock promoter, 1931 DIED TONY Banks, British politician, 2006 TERRY Thomas, comic actor, 1990, above ROBERT Baden-Powell, scouts founder, 1941
In 2013, Prince Alwaleed was awarded the Baden-Powell Medal, and Baden Powell Circle insignia by King Carl XVI Gustaf, who is also the chairman of the World Scout Foundation, during a ceremony at the Four Seasons Hotel (Des Bergues) in Geneva.
In August 2013, Prince Alwaleed was awarded the Baden-Powell Medal, and Baden Powell Circle insignia by His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden and the Chairman of the World Scout Foundation, in a ceremony at the Four Seasons Hotel (Des Bergues) in Geneva.
Abdullah bin Suleiman Al-Fahd, currently participating in the meetings of members of the Fellowship of Baden-Powell.
Both public and private organisations had arranged a number of activities to mark the day which is also the birthday of Scouting and Guiding founders Robert Baden-Powell and Olave Baden-Powell.
Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka ordered a probe Saturday into the attacks on the statues of Indian independence icon Mahatma Gandhi and Britain s founder of the Scout movement Robert Baden-Powell, the foreign ministry said.