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Baden-Powell, Robert Stephenson Smyth, Lord (1st Baron Baden-Powell of Gilwell)

Born: 1857 AD
Died: 1941 AD, at 83 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Critics, Military Officer, Writers


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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