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  1. 1. LORD ROBERT BADEN-POWELL Chief Scout of the World
  2. 2. <ul><li>Young Robert Baden-Powell (B-P), second from the left, as a member of the Wimbledon Rifle Team in 1874, when he was only 17 years old. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>B-P exhibits his creative talents with other officers of the 13 th Hussars in India, 1877. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Lieutenant Robert S.S. Baden-Powell, </li></ul><ul><li>13 th Hussars, Age 21, in 1878. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>B-P with a group of officers from the 13 th Hussars. He is seated, second from the left. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>B-P was on a regimental polo team in India. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>B-P as adjutant of the 13 th Hussars in 1895, at age 38. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>He shaved off his moustache for an amateur theatrical production with his regimental unit. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>South African Prince (later King) Dinizulu during the Zulu civil war of 1883-1884. B-P tracked him through Natal, South Africa in 1888. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>A group of native warriors during the Matabele War, 1896-1897, in Zimbabwe. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>B-P on horse patrol in the Matopo Hills in 1896, during the Matabele War. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>While in Africa, Baden-Powell honed many of the skills he would later incorporate into Boy Scouts principles, including orienteering, woodcraft, surviving in the wilderness, thinking independently, and using initiative. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>B-P with officers of the Protectorate Regiment in 1899. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>B-P at Mafeking during the Boer War in South Africa, 1899. </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Major-General </li></ul><ul><li>Robert Stephenson Smythe Baden-Powell, 1900, at age 43. </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>By 1908 B-P had returned to England and began publishing chapters of a new book, Scouting for Boys , every two weeks. Boys everywhere began buying it and forming themselves into patrols. </li></ul>By the end of that first year of scouting, there were over sixty thousand new Boy Scouts!
  17. 17. <ul><li>Within the next two years he went to Russia, China, Japan, and the United States, seeing first-hand that Scouting had taken hold worldwide. </li></ul>By the spring of 1910, B-P was traveling frequently to spread the word and visit Scout Troops. He delivered up to twelve lectures per month on Scouting.
  18. 18. <ul><li>A photograph of Baden-Powell on his wedding day in 1912. </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Lieutenant-General B-P </li></ul><ul><li>in France during </li></ul><ul><li>World War I, 1916. </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>In September of 1919 the first Scoutmasters Course was held. When they finished their training, a simple wooden bead was given to each man to recognize his accomplishments. This is why the Scouting leaders training is now known as the Wood Badge Course. </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>The wooden beads given to each Scoutmasters Course participant came from a long necklace worn by Prince Dinizulu in Africa over thirty years earlier. The necklace contained 1,000 wooden beads! </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>At the first Boy Scouts World Jamboree at Olympia, London, </li></ul><ul><li>in 1920, B-P was </li></ul><ul><li>officially named and recognized as </li></ul><ul><li>Chief Scout </li></ul><ul><li>of the World . </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>In 1922 a census was performed, which found that there were over one million Scouts in thirty-two countries! </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>B-P with Scouts at the Imperial Jamboree, London, 1924. </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>B-P with King Christian X of Denmark at the Second World Scouting Jamboree outside Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1924. </li></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>Lord Baden-Powell and his family returning from a trip to South Africa in 1927. </li></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><li>PAX HILL </li></ul><ul><li>Lord Baden-Powell’s home </li></ul><ul><li>in Bentley, Hampshire, England </li></ul>
  28. 28. <ul><li>B-P and his wife Olave await an audience with the Pope at the Vatican in 1933. </li></ul>
  29. 29. <ul><li>B-P at home with his dogs in 1935 when he was 78. </li></ul>
  30. 30. <ul><li>Lord Robert Baden-Powell with the Prince of Wales at a Scouts Rally (undated) </li></ul>
  31. 31. <ul><li>Portrait of Lord Robert Baden-Powell painted by Benjamin Eggleston, an American painter from Minnesota. </li></ul>
  32. 32. LORD ROBERT BADEN-POWELL February 22, 1857 - January 8, 1941 Chief Scout of the World