Lord Baden-Powell

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Birthday
22, 1857
Birthplace
London, England
DEATH DATE
Jan 8, 1941 (83)
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Birthday
22, 1857
Birthplace
London, England
DEATH DATE
Jan 8, 1941 (83)

About

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.

Trivia

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.