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Sir Robert Baden-Powell’s Birthday

Posted by on Friday, 22 February 2013

Sir Robert Baden-Powell was born on February 22, 1857 making today his 154th birthday.

After returning from Africa as a hero in the Bohr War he noticed his military manual “Aids to Scouting” was being used by boys all round the country. In 1907 he organized the first camp at Brownsea Island where he tested the ideas put forth in his book “Scouting for Boys” (later published in 1908). That was the beginning of the Scout Movement. His World Organization of the Scouting Movement is still going strong. Quite a legacy he has left us!


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Happy Birthday, Sir!