Baron Baden-Powell

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Lord Baden-Powell
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Robert Baden-Powell,
1st Baron Baden-Powell
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Creation date 1929
Created by George V
Peerage Peerage of the United Kingdom
First holder Robert Baden-Powell,
1st Baron Baden-Powell
Present holder Robert Baden-Powell, 3rd Baron
Heir apparent Hon. Michael Baden-Powell
Remainder to heirs male of the body of the grantee
Subsidiary titles baronet of Bentley

Baron Baden-Powell, of Gilwell in the County of Essex, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1929 for the military commander Lieutenant-General Sir Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baronet, hero of the Siege of Mafeking and founder of the international Scouting movement. He had already been created a baronet, of Bentley, in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 4 December 1922. As of 2011, the titles are held by his grandson, the third Baron, who succeeded his father in 1962.[1]

Baden Powell, father of the first Baron, was a mathematician. Warington Baden-Powell, Sir George Baden-Powell, Agnes Baden-Powell and Baden Baden-Powell, siblings of the first Baron, all gained prominence in their own right.

Barons Baden-Powell (1929)[edit]

The heir presumptive is the present holder's brother the Hon. David Michael Baden-Powell (born 1940)


Arms of Baron Baden-Powell
Coat of Arms of Baron Baden-Powell.svg
Coat of Arms started using the 1st Baron Baden-Powell of Gilwell.
Coronet of a baron.
1st: a Lion passant Or in the paw a broken Tilting Spear in bend proper pendent therefrom by a Riband Gules an Escutcheon

wresting on a Wreath Sable charged with a Pheon Or (Powell); 2nd: out of a Crown Vallary Or a Demi Lion rampant Gules on the head a

like Crown charged on the shoulders with a Cross Patée Argent and supporting with the paws a Sword Erect proper Pommel and Hilt

Gold (Baden).

Quarterly: 1st and 4th, Per fess Or and Argent a Lion rampant gules between two Tilting Spears erect proper (Powell);

2nd and 3rd, Argent a Lion rampant proper on the head a Crown Vallary Or between four Crosses Patée Gules and as many Fleur-de-lis

Azure alternately (Baden).

Dexter: an Officer of 13th/18th Hussars in full dress his Sword drawn over his shoulder

proper; sinister: a Boy Scout holding a Staff also proper.

Ar Nyd Yw Pwyll Pyd Yw (Where there is steadiness, there will be a Powell).
 :Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB) – 9 November 1909 (CB: 1901).
Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO) – 1 January 1923[84] (KCVO: 3 October 1909).
Knight of Grace of the Venerable Order of St. John (KStJ) – 23 May 1912.
Grand Officer of the Order of Christ of Portugal (GOC) – 7 October 1919.
Grand Commander of the Order of the Redeemer of the Kingdom of Greece – 21 October 1920.
Grand Cross of the Order of the Dannebrog of Denmark – 11 October 1921.
Baronet – 1 January 1921 (dated 21 February 1923)
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St. Michael and St. George (GCMG) – 3 June 1927.
Baron Baden-Powell, of Gilwell in the County of Essex – 17 September 1929
Member of the Order of Merit (OM) – 11 May 1937.


  1. ^ Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990