Baden-Powell, Olave St. Claire

Born: Feb 22, 1889 AD
Died: 1977 AD, at 88 years of age.

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.


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