Baden-Powell, Olave St. Claire

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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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