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Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden- Powell, first Baron Baden-Powell (1857–1941) by Sir Hubert von Herkomer, 1903 © National Portrait Gallery, London


Powell, Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-, first Baron Baden-Powell (1857–1941), army officer and founder of the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides, was born at 6 Stanhope Street, Paddington, London, on 22 February 1857, the sixth son of the Revd Baden Powell (1796–1860), Savilian professor of geometry at ...