an old British army general - organized a camp
in 1907 for 20 boys. The camp was so successful that BP launched in 1908 a
weekly magazinenamed " the scout", which became later a book called "SCOUTING
FOR BOYS". To publicize his book, BP went on a tour of the UK.
10.000 young boys gathered in the capital and - surprise! among them were some
girls. Those were to be the future Girl Guides.
BP asked his sister
Agnes to establish a movement for girls. In
1910, BP was no longer a part of the army. He dedicated himself entirely to his
movement. In 1911 the first patrols saw the light in numerous countries.
In 1916 Lady Olave Baden Powell is
appointed Chief Commissioner, and in 1918 Chief Guide. In 1920 the first World
Conference is held in England. Baden Powell is proclaimed Chief Scout of the
world at the first Scout World Jamboree.In 1928 the World Association of Girls
Guides and Girls Scouts (WAGGGS) is set up and the World Bureau (secretariat
for WAGGGS) opens in London.