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 (bād′n-pō′əl), Robert Stephenson Smyth First Baron Baden-Powell. 1857-1941.
British general who founded the Boy Scouts (1908) and with his sister Agnes (1858-1945) the Girl Guides (1910).


(ˈbeɪdənˈpəʊəl; -ˈpaʊəl)
(Biography) Robert Stephenson Smyth (smɪθ, smaɪθ), 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)


(ˈbeɪd nˈpoʊ əl)

Robert Stephenson Smyth (smaɪθ) 1st Baron, 1857–1941, British general: founded the Boy Scouts and, with his sister Lady Agnes, the Girl Guides.
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On his head was a battered Stetson, known to the trade as a Baden-Powell.
Indeed, they are almost an ideal people because they have hung on to their warrior code of Bushido (it is ironic, and perhaps not entirely coincidental, that Baden-Powell should have singled out Germany and Japan as the two countries in which chivalry was not dead, two nations that within a few decades were to commit atrocities on an industrial scale).
At the close of the war, once the state's immediate enemies had become its wartime African allies, Baden-Powell speculated on the SAC's future role while touring various districts in the Transvaal:
Like the eponymous character in the 1904 play by James Barrie, Baden-Powell in many ways never did grow up.
The camp is also home to one of only 15 surviving tables made to commemorate the Relief of Mafeking - a decisive victory for the British in the Second BoerWar in 1900, which made a national hero of Baden-Powell .
Baden-Powell had discussed his ideas with Vaux while staying with him in 1908.
1907: Baden-Powell started his first camp on Brownsea Island off Poole, Dorset.
Scouting began in 1907 when Robert Baden-Powell, a lieutenant general in the Army, held the first encampment at Brownsea Island, in Dorset.
IT WAS Lt Gen Sir Robert Baden-Powell who inaugurated the Boy Scout movement at the YMCA's original building in Grange Road, Birkenhead, on January 24, 1908.
The Pacific Crest Trail passes through the area, and the parking lot is popular in the summer among hikers climbing nearby 9,399-foot-high Mount Baden-Powell.
PRESENTATION: Members of the 79th & 105th Netherton Girl Guides who received their prestigious Baden-Powell awards back, from left, are Ellie Townend, Rhianna Watson, Emma Hinchcliffe and Sophie Quigley.
THE young women who attended the *1909 Crystal Palace rally originally called themselves Girl Scouts, but when the movement was founded Baden-Powell decided the name should change to create a separate identity for the girls.