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Baden-Powell, Olave St. Claire

Born: 1889 AD
Died: 1977 AD
Nationality: English
Categories: Humanitarian

1889 – Olave St Clair Baden-Powell was born Olave St Clair Soames in Chesterfield, England on 22nd of February.

1912 – Met Second Boer War hero and founder of the Scouts, Robert Baden-Powell on an ocean liner (Arcadia) on the way to New York to start one of his Scouting World tours.

         – They married in secret on 30th of October.

1916 – Became a County Commissioner in the Girl Guides.

1918 – She became English Chief Guide.

1930 – Elected World Chief Guide of Girls Guide.

1932 – Awarded the Dame Grand Cross of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (GBE) by King George V. As well making a major contribution to the development of the Guide / Girl Scout movements.

1939 – Moved to Nyeri, Kenya with her husband.

1942 – She braved U-boat attacks to return to a grace and favour apartment in Hampton Court Palace.

1944 – The V2 missile damaged her apartment.

1961 – She suffered a heart attack.

1970 – Banned from travelling at the age of 80 when she was diagnosed with diabetes.

1977 – Olave died on 19th of June at Birtley House, Bramley, England.