English general, youth leader, and Boer War hero.
1857 - Born on the 22nd of February in London.
1884-1885 - Became noted for his use of observation balloons in warfare in Bechuanaland (now Botswana) and the Sudan.
1899 - Wrote military manual "Aids to Scouting", held Mafeking during 217-day siege by Boers.
1900-1903 - Recruited and trained the South African constabulary.
1904 - Established Cavalry School at Netheravon, Wiltshire.
1907 - Opened experimental youth camp on Brownlea Island off Poole, Dorset.
1908 - Founded British Boy Scouts, wrote handbook "Scouting for Boys".
1910 - Devoted his time to the growing Boy Scout movement.
1916 - Founded British Wolf Cubs.
1922 - B-P was made a baronet.
1933 - Wrote autobiography "Lessons of a Lifetime"
1941 - He died in Kenya on 8th of January.
His publications included `Cavalry Instruction' (1895) `The Matabele Campaign' (1896) `Sport in War' (1900) Sketches in Mafeking and East Africa' (1907).
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