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 (bād′n-pō′əl), Robert Stephenson Smyth First Baron Baden-Powell. 1857-1941.
British general who founded the Boy Scouts (1908) and with his sister Agnes (1858-1945) the Girl Guides (1910).
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(ˈbeɪdənˈpəʊəl; -ˈpaʊəl)
(Biography) Robert Stephenson Smyth (smɪθ, smaɪθ), 1st Baron Baden-Powell. 1857–1941, British general, noted for his defence of Mafeking (1899–1900) in the Boer War; founder of the Boy Scouts (1908) and (with his sister Agnes) the Girl Guides (1910)
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(ˈbeɪd nˈpoʊ əl)

Robert Stephenson Smyth (smaɪθ) 1st Baron, 1857–1941, British general: founded the Boy Scouts and, with his sister Lady Agnes, the Girl Guides.
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On his head was a battered Stetson, known to the trade as a Baden-Powell. About his middle was strapped a belt, which carried a large-calibred automatic pistol and several spare clips, loaded and ready for quick work.
It was on August 22, 1908, that Robert Baden-Powell led his Scouts for one and a half miles from Fourstones railway station in Northumberland to the site of the camp at Carr Edge.
Robert Baden-Powell wrote Scouting For Boys after running an experimental camp for boys at Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour, Dorset, in August 1907.
The winner for November 21 is BADEN-POWELL FROM BADEN-BADEN?
Any scholar who ventures to inquire into the origins of the Boy Scout movement or the motives of its founder, General Robert Baden-Powell risks the fate of Ham who derided Noah, his father, for falling into a naked, drunken stupor after planting what no doubt developed into a useful and productive vineyard.
1917 : General Sir Robert Baden-Powell visited the trenches and summed it up as "shellfire, slush and smiles".
It took off in 1908 when Robert Baden-Powell published 'Scouting for Boys'.
movements' founders Lord and Lady Baden-Powell. The girls were Nieve McManus, Grace Wilson, Emma Watt and Sophie Bass
Today we look back on the junior branch of the Girl Guides, which was first run by Agnes Baden-Powell, the younger sister of scouting leader Lord Baden-Powell.
Local leader Pat Bennett said: "Visiting the site of Baden-Powell's first official camp was wonderful.
What is the name of the island in Poole Harbour, Dorset, where Baden-Powell held his first Scout camp in 1907?
The papers also show Scout movement founder Lord Baden-Powell was invited to meet Adolf Hitler.