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The first camp held by Lord Baden Powell for a group of pioneer boys, on the island of Brownsea. .


Baden Powell - 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 magazine named " The Scout ", which later became a book called "SCOUTING FOR BOYS". To publicize his book, BP went on a tour of the UK.
In 1909, 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 was appointed Chief Commissioner, and in 1918 Chief Guide. In 1920 the first World Conference was held in England. Baden Powell was proclaimed Chief Scout of the world at the first World
Scout Jamboree.In 1928 the World Association of Girls Guides and Girls Scouts (WAGGGS) was set up and the World Bureau (secretariat for WAGGGS) opened in London.

Lady Olave Soames, who became the wife of Lord Robert Baden Powell in 1912. She received her silver fish & was appointed chief guide in 1918.

LORD BADEN-POWELL OF GILWELL 1857-1941
FOUNDER OF THE BOY SCOUTS MOVEMENT
CHIEF SCOUTS OF THE WORLD