Lord Baden-Powell

War Hero

Birthday February 22, 1857

Birth Sign Pisces

Birthplace London, England

DEATH DATE Jan 8, 1941 (83)

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British Army officer who founded the Boy Scouts. A decorated military man, he fought in the Second Boer War, the Anglo-Ashanti Wars, the Siege of Mafeking, and several other conflicts.

Before Fame

He first experienced scouting during his childhood, when he avoided school by tracking and hunting game in the wooded areas of his hometown.


His "Scouting for Boys" manual became an important part of youth culture.

Family Life

He married Olave St. Clair in 1912. He and Olave had three children together.

Associated With

He and Peter Twinn were both officers in the British Army.