Baden-Powell, Robert Stephenson Smyth, Lord

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Born: Feb 22, 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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