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Lord Baden Powell

Lord Baden Powell

Lord Baden Powell founded the Boy Scout Movement after serving in the British Army.

Historical Facts

  • Baden Powell was a prominent lieutenant-general in the British Army and writer of several military books including his most influential book, "Scouting for Boys," written in 1908.
  • In 1907, he held the first Brownsea Island Scout Camp, which is seen as the beginning of Scouting.
  • The "Scouting Method" encourages teamwork, learning by doing, and community work.

It is the spirit within, not the veneer without, that makes a man.

Baden Powell