List of Scouts

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This is a list of notable Scouts and Scouters.

Africa[edit]

Egypt[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Mohamed Ali Hafez Served on the World Scout Committee from 1957 to 1963 and again from 1965 to 1971. Recipient, Bronze Wolf, 1965.

Ghana[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Hon. Nana Amanfi III CBE, Omanhene (Paramount Chief) of Asebu State [1]
Peter Awoonor-Renner Chairman of APSOG [1]

Kenya[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Jeremiah J.M. Nyagah Chief Scout. Recipient, Bronze Wolf, 1982.
Elizabeth Nyaruai Scout.

Libya[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Ali Khalifa el-Zaidi Recipient, Bronze Wolf, 1965.
Muammar Gaddafi Autocratic ruler of Libya [2]

Morocco[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Abdelaziz Drissi-Kacemi Recipient, Bronze Wolf.
Mahmoud el-Alamy Recipient, Bronze Wolf, 1978.
Mohamed Afilal Recipient, Bronze Wolf, 2005.
Moulay Rachid ben al Hassan President, Fédération Nationale du Scoutisme Marocain.

South Africa[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Victor J. Clapham Originator of the Join-In Jamboree. Founder of Veld Lore. Recipient, Bronze Wolf, 1976.
Herbert William Garnet de la Hunt Cub; Scout; Scoutmaster; Commissioner; Chief Scout; Vice Chairman, Africa Region; Chairman, World Scout Committee; Vice President, South Africa Scout Association; Chairman, National Scout Council. Recipient, Bronze Wolf, 1996. [3]
Dudley Forde Proponent of Patrol Leaders Training Unit.

Asia[edit]

Cambodia[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Leang Meng Ho Post-Kmer Rouge Scouting pioneer.
Norodom Monireth Scouting pioneer.

China[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Noel Jacobs Jewish British Scoutmaster, Shanghai.
F. C. Millington British Scoutmaster, Shanghai.
Fredy Mittler Austrian Scouter, Shanghai.
Sun Li Jen / 孫立人 Scout. Military commander.
G. R. Welch British Scoutmaster, Shanghai.
L. R. Wheen British Scoutmaster, Shanghai.
Yang Hui Min / 楊惠敏 Scout and heroine, Battle of Shanghai, 1937. Depicted in Eight Hundred Heroes.
Yen Chia Lin Following the birth of the Republic of China, the first Scout troop was organized by Reverend Yen Chia-lin in Wuchang on 25 February 1912.

Hong Kong[edit]

Name Notability Reference
F. J. Bowen Chief Scout.
Francis Henry May Chief Scout.
Tung Chee Hwa Chief Scout.

India[edit]

Name Notability Reference
George Sydney Arundale Co-Founder, Indian Scout Association.
Girija Shankar Bajpai Co-Founder, Seva Samiti.
T. H. Baker Scouting started in India in the year 1909, when Captain T.H. Baker established the first Scout Troop in Bangalore and got it registered with Imperial Headquarters, London.
Annie Besant Founder, Indian Scout Association.
Vivian Bose Pioneer of Scouting for Indian boys.
Shankarrao Chavan President, Bharat Scouts and Guides.
Dharma Vīra President, Bharat Scouts and Guides.
Lalit Mohan Jain National Commissioner, Bharat Scouts and Guides. Recipient, Bronze Wolf, 2008.
Hrdaya Nāth Kunzru Co-Founder, Seva Samiti.
Madan Mohan Malaviya Co-Founder, Seva Samiti.
Lakshmi Mazumdar National Commissioner, Bharat Scouts and Guides. Recipient, Bronze Wolf, 1969.
Mangal Dās Pakvasa President, Bharat Scouts and Guides.
Sharad Pawar President, Bharat Scouts and Guides.
Alfred Donald Pickford (1872-1947) Scouting pioneer. Served as Calcutta District Scout Commissioner in 1916, and in May 1919 was promoted to Chief Scout Commissioner for India.
Jagjīvan Rām President, Bharat Scouts and Guides.
Rustomji Edulji Sethna (1898–1954) Pioneer of Scouting for Indian boys. Sethna's 18th West Bombay Scout Group, established in 1914, is the oldest continuously running Scout Group in India.
Evelyn Norah Shullai Guide, Guider.
Bhuvaneshwar Prasād Sinha President, Bharat Scouts and Guides.
Ammu Swāmīnāthan President, Bharat Scouts and Guides.
Rameshwar Thākur President, Bharat Scouts and Guides.
Chandulal Madhavlal Trivedi President, Bharat Scouts and Guides.

Indonesia[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Barack Obama 44th President of the United States [4]

Iran[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Hossein Banai Served on the World Scout Committee, 1959-65 and 1967-73. Recipient, Bronze Wolf, 1961.

Japan[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Hōjō Tokiyuki Scouting pioneer.
Clarence Griffin After Griffin's death in 1951, the Boy Scouts of Nippon (Scout Association of Japan since 1995) placed a marker on his grave at the Yokohama Foreign General Cemetery (Yokohama Gaikokujin Bochi) honoring him as Japan's first Scoutmaster.[5]
Joseph Janning Founder, International Boy Scouts, Troop 1.
Kurushima Takehiko Scouting pioneer. Attended 2nd World Scout Jamboree.
Yoshinori Futara Scouting pioneer.
Michiharu Mishima Scouting pioneer. Chief Scout. Recipient, Bronze Wolf, 1961.
Sano Tsuneha Naval officer. Attended Wood Badge course at Gilwell. Pioneered adult training in Japan.
Hidesaburō Kurushima Chief Scout. Recipient, Bronze Wolf, 1967.
Taizō Ishizaka Recipient, Bronze Wolf, 1971.
Saburō Matsukata Chief Scout. Recipient, Bronze Wolf, 1972.
Shintarō Negishi Recipient, Bronze Wolf, 1975.
Akira Watanabe Chief Scout. Recipient, Bronze Wolf, 1977.
Yorihiro Matsudaira Recipient, Bronze Wolf, 1981.
August S. Narumi Recipient, Bronze Wolf, 1984.
Ichiro Terao Recipient, Bronze Wolf, 1985.
Yoshio Sakurauchi Recipient, Bronze Wolf, 1986.
Ken Harada Recipient, Bronze Wolf, 1989.
Masaru Ibuka Recipient, Bronze Wolf, 1991.
Ayakazu Hirose Recipient, Bronze Wolf, 1992.
Ko Yoshida Recipient, Bronze Wolf, 1993.
Teiji Takemiya Recipient, Bronze Wolf, 1998.
Fujio Imada Recipient, Bronze Wolf, 2004.
Takemichi Suzuki Recipient, Bronze Wolf, 2007.
Yoritake Matsudaira Recipient, Bronze Wolf, 2012.
1st World Scout Jamboree contingent Three-person delegation of Scouter Shimoda Toyomatsu, Scouter Koshiba Hiroshi, and Scout Richard Shin Suzuki who attended the 1920 World Jamboree in England.

Korea[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Ban Ki-moon Eighth and current Secretary-General of the United Nations [6]
Kim Kyu Young Director of the World Scout Bureau Asia-Pacific Office, Makati, Philippines. Recipient, Bronze Wolf, 2002.
Lee Yunsook politician [7]

The Maldives[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Mohammed Jaisham Ibrahim saved the President of Maldives Maumoon Abdul Gayoom from assassination [8]

The Philippines[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Jamiri Abdulmali Hero [9]
Valeriano Abello Hero [10][11][12][13][14][15][16]
Charles E. Adams Deputy Commissioner, Philippine Islands Council, Boy Scouts of America.
Oscar Alcaraz Hero [17][18]
Estefania Aldaba-Lim GSP President
Joe Alvarez Actor.
Octavio Alvarez Hero [19]
Aspi Anahon Hero [20]
Benigno Aquino III Chief Scout
Corazon Aquino Chief Scout. Chief Girl Scout.
Hans Arber Scouter [21][22]
Alfredo Bagnes Hero [23]
Paul Edward Bailen Hero [23]
Cezar Batilo BSP Secretary General
Sonny Bautista Hero [24]
Vitaliano Bernardino Chief Scout [25]
B.H. Unknown Scout [26]
Jejomar Binay BSP National President
E.P. Brias Vice President, Philippine Islands Council, Boy Scouts of America.
Elwood Brown First Scoutmaster of the Philippines, 1910 [27]
Sahjid Bulig Hero [28][29]
Manuel Camus BSP Charter Member [25][30]
Isidro Cariño Educator [31]
Philip D. Carman President & Commissioner, Philippine Islands Council, Boy Scouts of America.
Romano Castelvi Actor.
Dante Coloma Hero [32]
Tomás Confesór Legislator [33]
Rodrigo Corpuz Scoutmaster [34]
Tirso Cruz III Actor.
Joseph Dandal Hero [20]
Gabriel Daza BSP Charter Member [35][36]
Antonio C. Delgado Ambassador [37]
Josefa Llanes Escoda GSP Founder [38]
Aris Espinosa Hero [39][40]
Joseph Estrada Chief Scout
Jorge Fajardo Hero [41]
Richard Michael Raymundo Fernando Hero [42]
Roderick Flores Hero [32]
Eliseo Gador Hero [43]
Roberto Alden Garay Hero [44]
Robin Garcia Hero [45]
Roilo Golez BSP National President
Fulbert Guerrero Hero [46]
Irving Hart Humanitarian
Ralph Hawkins BSP National Director [47][48]
Pilar Hidalgo-Lim GSP Co-Founder
Cesar Javier Scoutmaster [49]
Oscar Joson Hero [43]
Bonifacio Lazcano BSP official [48][50][51]
Virginio Leal Hero [44]
Vicente Lim BSP Charter Member [52][53]
Alejandro Lucas Hero [23]
Arsenio Luz BSP Charter Member [54][55]
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo Chief Scout. Chief Girl Scout.
Ferdinand Marcos Chief Scout
Imelda Marcos Chief Girl Scout
Rolando Marpa Hero [44]
Scouter McCormick and Scout Cesar Gepigon Heroes [18]
Exequiél Montilla Hero [56][57]
Edgar Mortiz Actor.
Godofredo Neric BSP National Director and National Executive [48][58][59]
Blas Ople Politician.
Leonardo Osorio Charter Member, Alpha Phi Omega [48]
Guillermo Padolina BSP National Director [48][60][61]
Roberto Pagdanganan BSP National President [62]
Premy Punsalan Hero [24]
William H. Quasha Scouter [63][64]
Manuel Quezon President, Commonwealth of the Philippines [65]
Fidel V. Ramos Chief Scout [66]
David Rebamontan Hero [44]
Hermenegildo Reyes Member, World Scout Committee
Carlito Romero Officer-in-Charge, Bureau of Fire Protection
Carlos P. Romulo BSP Charter Member [54][67][68]
Plaridel Silvestre Director, Asia-Pacific Region, Boy Scouts World Bureau.
Porfirio Sison BSP National Executive Board Member [69]
Samuel Stagg BSA Commissioner [70][71]
Joseph E. Stevenot BSP Founder [54][72][73]
Fidel Tabasan Hero [20]
Librado Ureta Founder, Alpha Phi Omega, Philippines [48][74]
Jorge B. Vargas Member, World Scout Committee [54][75]
Rogelio Vicencio BSP Assistant Secretary General [37]
Rogelio Villa BSP National Training Director
Arnel Villalobos Hero [20]
Yoyoy Villame Singer-composer.
Alfonso Villanueva Hero [76]
Ernest Voss Executive, Philippine Islands Council, Boy Scouts of America. [70]

Singapore[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Lee Kuan Yew First Prime Minister of Singapore [77]
Goh Chok Tong Second Prime Minister of Singapore [77]
Yong Pung How Former Chief Justice of Singapore [77]
Ong Teng Cheong Fifth (First Elected) President of Singapore [77]
S.R. Nathan Sixth President of Singapore [77]
Tony Tan Seventh President of Singapore [78]

Thailand[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Abhai Chandavimol Member, World Scout Committee. Recipient, Bronze Wolf, 1971.

Vietnamese Scouting[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Trần văn Khắc Founder of Vietnamese Scouting, 1930. He was assisted in the early years by Tạ Văn Rục, Hoàng Đạo Thúy, Lương Thái, Huỳnh văn Diệp, and Trần Con. After the 1975 Communist takeover of South Vietnam, Trần văn Khắc migrated and lived out life in Canada. [79][80][81]
Hoàng Đạo Thúy (1900-1994) Scout leader in North Vietnam and Communist Party member. Hoàng Đạo Thúy
Tạ Quang Bửu (1910-1986) First Deputy Gilwell Camp Chief of Việt Nam. Deputy Defense Minister, North Vietnam. Tạ Quang Bửu
Võ Thành Minh Early leader who strove to maintain the non-political nature of Scouting. Killed by Việt Cộng during the 1968 Tet Offensive. Võ Thành Minh
Cung Giũ Nguyên (1909-2008) Scoutmaster. In 1958 the Tùng Nguyên national training camp was established under his leadership, where all Scoutmasters trained between 1958 and 1975. Cung Giũ Nguyên
Nguyễn Hữu Đang (1913-2007) Raider Scout. High-ranking Communist operative. Scouting leader. Attempted to convince other Scout leaders to join Communist Party. Purged from the Party and arrested 1958. Nguyễn Hữu Đang
Lưu Hữu Phước (1921-1989) Composer. Lưu Hữu Phước

Vietnamese Scouting in exile[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Philip Nguyễn văn Thơ Scouting official.
Nguyễn Quang Minh Scouts-in-exile organizer.
Nguyễn văn Thuất President, International Central Committee of Vietnamese Scouting, 2002-06

Australia[edit]

[82]

Name Notability Reference
Kieran Ault-Connell Paralympic athlete
Geoffrey Blainey historian
Sir Jack Brabham racing driver
Sally Browne fashion entrepreneur
Keith Conlon television and radio presenter
Jamie Durie television host
Peter Garrett MP - Minister of Environment, Heritage and The Arts and musician
Regan Harrison Olympic swimmer
Jack Heath author
Shane Jacobson comedian
Tim Jarvis explorer and adventurer
Shane Mattiske NRL Director of Strategy
Brendan Nelson MP - Former Federal Defence Minister
Dave O'Neil talkback radio host
Clement Roy Nichols Served on the World Scout Committee from 1959 to 1965 and again from 1967 to 1973. Recipient, Bronze Wolf, 1965.
David Parkin Australian rules footballer and coach
Helen Sham-Ho member, NSW Legislative Council
Jack Sinclair Cycled from Cottesloe Beach, Perth, Western Australia to Surfers Paradise, Queensland. Recipient, Australian Scouting Medallion.
Dick Smith businessman and aviator
Adam Spencer radio DJ and media personality
Jack Yabsley television presenter

Europe[edit]

Austria[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Marie Antoinette Hofmann Guiding pioneer.
Emmerich Teuber (1877-1943) Began the first Scouting group in Vienna in 1912. Later served on the International Committee of the World Organization of the Scout Movement from its creation in 1922 until 1929.

Belgium[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Albert II King of the Belgians, 1993-2013 [83]
Baudouin King of the Belgians, 1951-1993 [84]
Hergé Belgian cartoonist and creator of The Adventures of Tintin [85]

The Czech Republic[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Václav Havel 1st president of the Czech Republic. [86]

France[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Jacques Sevin Jesuit priest, founder of Scouts de France, candidate for canonization.
Raymond Schlemmer Scouting leader in France and Indochina.
Pierre de Coubertin founder of the International Olympic Committee and the inter-religious Eclaireurs Français (EF), now the Eclaireuses et Eclaireurs de France. [87]
Pierre Joubert Illustrator of Scouting and other children's books. [88]
Valéry Giscard d'Estaing Former President of the French Republic [89]
Jacques Chirac Former President of the French Republic [87]
Lionel Jospin Former Prime Minister of France [87]
Michel Rocard Former Prime Minister of France [87]
Michel Debré Former Prime Minister of France [87]
Edouard Balladur Former Prime Minister of France [87]
René Mouchotte Free French Air Force fighter pilot [87]
Paul-Émile Victor Arctic and Antarctic explorer [87]
Henri Lhote Saharan explorer and ethnographer [87]
Marcel Marceau actor and mime artist [87]

Greece[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Demetrios Alexatos Commissioner, Soma Hellinon Proskopon. Member, World Scout Committee, 1957-63. Recipient, Bronze Wolf, 1963.

Hungary and Hungarian Scouting[edit]

Name Notability Reference
László Almásy Pilot.
Béla Heinrich Bánáthy Scout.
Gábor Bodnár Organizer of Hungarian Scouts in exile.
Fritz M. de Molnár Scouting pioneer. Deputy Camp Chief.
László Nagy Secretary General of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, 1968-1988 [90]
Aladar de Szillassy Scouting pioneer.
István Kanitz Scouting pioneer.
Kisbarnaki Farkas Ferenc Chief Scout.
Králik László Scouting pioneer.
Sík Sándor Scouting pioneer.
Pál Teleki Chief Scout.

Iceland[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Ólafur Ásgeirsson Chief Scout.
Bragi Björnsson Chief Scout.
Gunnar H. Eyjólfsson Chief Scout.
Páll Gíslason Chief Scout. Recipient, Bronze Wolf, 1981.
Jónas B. Jónsson Chief Scout.
Jakobína Magnúsdóttir Girl Guide Chief Commissioner.
Ingvar Ólafsson Scouting was introduced in Iceland as early as 1911, when Ingvar Ólafsson, who had entered the Scout Movement in Denmark, formed the first Boy Scout patrol.
Ágúst Þorsteinsson Chief Scout.
Helgi Tómasson Chief Scout
Axel Tulinius First Chief Scout, Bandalag Íslenskra Skáta, 1925-38.

Ireland[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Ernest Farrell Co-Founder, Catholic Boy Scouts of Ireland.
Tom Farrell Co-Founder, Catholic Boy Scouts of Ireland.
John O'Neill Chief Scout, Catholic Boy Scouts of Ireland.
Michael O'Leary Chief executive officer of Ryanair [91]
Graham Norton Comedian and television presenter [91]
Bob Geldof Singer-songwriter and political activist. [91]
Brian Cowen Taoiseach of Ireland from 2008 to 2011. [91]

The Netherlands[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Jan Peter Balkenende Prime Minister [92]
Jozef van den Berg Hermit, former theatre maker [93]
Jo Cals Prime Minister [94]
Arjan Erkel medical aid worker for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), abducted in Dagestan [95]
Jan van Hoof member of the Dutch resistance (Operation Market Garden) [96]
Henk Kamp politician [97]
Bert Koenders politician [98]
Piet J. Kroonenberg Scouting historian and author. Recipient, Bronze Wolf, 1996. [99]
Tinneke de Nooij Discjocky (Radio Veronica) [100]
Frits Philips chairman of the board of directors of Dutch electronics company Philips [101]
Jean Jacques Rambonnet Vice Admiral, Minister (Navy, Colonies, War), the only Chief Scout of the Netherlands [102]
Joost Swarte comic artist and graphical designer [103]
Willem Oltmans journalist [104]
Beatrix of the Netherlands [105]
Juliana of the Netherlands also known as Movavedo (Mother of many daughters) [105]
Duke Hendrik of Mecklenburg-Scherwin Prince of the Netherlands, Prince Consort, Chairman of Netherlands Pathfinders [105]
Princess Máxima of the Netherlands Princess of Orange, now patron of Scouting Nederland [105]
Princess Christina of the Netherlands [105]
Claus von Amsberg Prince of the Netherlands, Jonkheer van Amsberg, Prince Consort [105]
Princess Irene of the Netherlands [105]
Princess Margriet of the Netherlands [105]

Norway[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Kari Aas Guider. Designed World Guide Flag.

Poland[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Jan Roman Bytnar Scouter. Szarych Szeregów. [106]
Sławomir Maciej Bittner Scoutmaster. Officer, Armia Krajowa. Arrested and killed by Gestapo.
Stanisław Broniewski Naczelnik (Chief Scout), Szare Szeregi. Officer, Armia Krajowa.
Tadeusz Chciuk Biali Kurierzy, Szare Szeregi.
Aleksander Maciej Dawidowski Scouter. Szarych Szeregów. [106]
Jadwiga Falkowska Co-Founder of Polish Girl Guides. Executed by the Russians.
Stefan Wincenty Frelichowski Scout. Scouter. Priest. Died in Nazi prison. Beatified.
Józef Andrzej Grzesiak Scoutmaster. Szarych Szeregów.
Kazimierz Iwiński Teacher. Education official. Scouter. Commander of Scout resistance fighters.
Karolina Kaczorowska First Lady of Poland in exile.
Ryszard Kaczorowski President of Poland in exile.
Aleksander Kamiński Teacher, Scoutmaster, Szarych Szeregów. Editor-in-Chief, Biuletyn Informacyjny, Armia Krajowa. Declared Righteous Among the Nations.
Józefa Kantor Founder of Mury, the clandestine Polish Girl Guide group inside Ravensbrück concentration camp.
Anna Komorowska First Lady of Poland.
Bronisław Maria Komorowski President of Poland.
Kazimierz Lutosławski Physician, priest, Scouter.
Andrzej Małkowski and Olga Drahonowska-Małkowska Founders of Scouting and Guiding in Poland. Andrzej translated Scouting for Boys into Polish.
Florian Marciniak Naczelnik (Chief Scout), Szare Szeregi. Executed by the Nazis. [107]
Kazimierz Piechowski War hero
Witold Pilecki ZHP Scout and soldier. Armia Krajowa intelligence officer. Allied spy and war hero. [108][109][110][111][112][113]
Józef Pukowiec Teacher. Scoutmaster. Tortured and killed by Nazis.
Jan Rodowicz Scouter. Szarych Szeregów.
Andrzej Romocki Scouter. Szarych Szeregów. [114]
Kazimierz Aleksander Sabbat President of Poland in exile.
Stanisław Sedlaczek Professor. Scoutmaster. Died at Auschwitz.
Eugeniusz Stasiecki Scouter. Szarych Szeregów.
Tadeusz Strumiłło Scouter. President of the ZHP. Professor of the underground university system.
Anna Zawadzka Sister of Tadeusz Zawadzki. Scouter. Szarych Szeregów. Teacher. Vice President of the post-Communist ZHP.
Tadeusz Zawadzki Codename "Zośka." Scouter. Szarych Szeregów. After whom the famous Batalion Zośka was named. [106]
Jerzy Eugeniusz Zborowski Scoutmaster. Commander, Batalion Parasol, Armia Krajowa.

Serbia[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Vlade Divac retired basketball player
Patriarch Pavle of Serbia 44th Patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church
Emir Kusturica filmmaker, actor and musician
Mika Antić poet, movie director, journalist and painter
Desanka Maksimović poet

Sweden[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Carl XVI Gustaf King. [115]
Gustaf VI Adolf King, Chief Scout. [115]
Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten Gustaf Adolf was a Boy Scout and as an adult became a Scoutmaster. He earned his Wood Badge beads at Gilwell Park in England. When the Svenska Scoutrådet was formed, he served as its first president or Chief Scout. He was leader of the Swedish contingent at the 5th World Scout Jamboree in 1937 and to the World Scout Moot in 1939. He served on the World Scout Committee from May 1937 until his death.
Folke Bernadotte Diplomat, United Nations mediator in Palestine. [115]
Carl-Henric Svanberg CEO of BP. [116]

Switzerland[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Walther von Bonstetten Prominent Scouting leader. Founder of Kandersteg International Scout Centre. Recipient, Bronze Wolf, 1937.
László Nagy An expert in sociology and political science, he was a research specialist at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva when the Institute, under contract with the World Scout Bureau and the Ford Foundation, assigned him to conduct a two-year international study of the Scout Movement. This led to reorganization of the World Organization of the Scout Movement and his appointment as Secretary General. Recipient, Bronze Wolf, 1977.

The United Kingdom[edit]

Baden-Powell Scouts Association[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Lawrie Dring / Lawrence Dring (1931–2012) Co-Founder, Baden-Powell Scouts' Association. Founder, World Federation of Independent Scouts.

Girlguiding UK[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Anne, Princess Royal [117][118]
Cherie Booth human rights lawyer [119]
Betty Boothroyd first female Speaker of the House of Commons [120]
Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon Queen Consort [118]
Queen Elizabeth II [118]
Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson athlete and television presenter [119]
Glenda Jackson actress and politician [119]
Lorraine Kelly television presenter [119]
Princess Margaret [118]
Mo Mowlam politician [119]
Dame Anita Roddick entrepreneur and environmental campaigner [119]
Helen Sharman the first British woman in space [119]
Delia Smith television chef [119]
Faye White athlete and sports commentator [121]

Girls' Brigade[discuss][edit]

Name Notability Reference
Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson athlete and television presenter [119]

The Scout Association[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Henry Allingham World War I veteran believed to have been the oldest Scout in Europe [122]
David Attenborough Naturalist, TV personality [123]
Vera Barclay First prominent Cub leader. Authored Jungle Wisdom. [124]
David Beckham midfielder of the England football squad [125]
David Bellamy TV personality [123]
Tony Benn Politician [123]
Tony Blair Former-Prime Minister of the United Kingdom [125]
David Bowie singer-songwriter, producer and actor [126]
Gyles Brandreth author and politician [127]
Richard Branson Entrepreneur [125]
Sir Trevor Brooking footballer [123]
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge wife of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge [128]
Brian Clough football manager [123]
Nigel Clough Footballer [123]
Thomas Corbett, 2nd Baron Rowallan Governor of Tasmania and Chief Scout of the British Commonwealth, 1945-1959 [129]
Jack Cornwell war hero [130]
John Craven TV personality [123]
Jim Davidson entertainer [123]
Ken Dodd entertainer [123]
Roger Gale politician [127]
Bear Grylls TV presenter, adventurer and writer. Chief Scout of the United Kingdom since 2009. [131]
Richard Hammond TV presenter [123]
Mike Harding comedian/songwriter and radio presenter [123]
Ainsley Harriott TV chef [123]
James Jakes Racing driver; sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America for the 2012 IndyCar season [132]
Rhys Jones youngest Briton to climb Mount Everest [133]
Natasha Kaplinsky BBC news presenter [123]
Neil Kinnock politician [123]
Sammy Lee footballer [123]
William Frederick de Bois Maclaren (1856–1921) Businessman and District Scout Commissioner of Rosneath, Dunbartonshire, Scotland. Donated Gilwell Park to the Scout Movement. In his honor, the Clan MacLaren tartan adorns the Wood Badge neckerchief in most, if not all, countries implementing the Wood Badge program.
John Major former Prime Minister [123]
Simon Mayo disc jockey/TV presenter [123]
Paul McCartney singer/songwriter/bassist of the Beatles and Wings [123]
Derek Mountfield footballer [123]
Denis Norden TV personality [123]
Jamie Oliver celebrity chef [123]
Michael Owen footballer [123]
Michael Parkinson radio presenter, TV personality [123]
Jeremy Paxman TV/news presenter [125]
Roland Philipps Scouter.
William Henry Ralph Reader (1903–1982) Actor, theatrical producer, songwriter, intelligence officer. Founder of The Gang Show. Recipient, Bronze Wolf, 1975.
Cliff Richard entertainer [123]
Keith Richards Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter [123]
Bobby Robson former England football manager [123]
Roger Scruton philosopher [127]
David Seaman footballer [123]
Chris Tarrant TV personality [123]
Harold Wilson former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom [123]
Antony Worrall Thompson chef and television presenter [127]
John Thurman / Richard Francis Thurman Camp Chief, Gilwell, 1943-69. Authored many Scouting books. Recipient, Bronze Wolf, 1959.
Francis Vane / Francis Patrick Fletcher Vane (5th Baronet Fletcher-Vane of Hutton) Soldier. Second Boer War veteran. Commissioner, The Boy Scouts Association. Founder, The British Boy Scouts (later The Brotherhood of British Scouts). Founder and Grand Scout Master, Order of World Scouts, the oldest Scout federation.
John Skinner Wilson (1888–1969) Soldier, intelligence officer, Scout leader. Senior Deputy Police Commissioner, Calcutta. District Scout Commissioner, Calcutta. Camp Chief, Gilwell. Director, Boy Scouts International Bureau. Held first Wood Badge Course in the USA. Recipient, Bronze Wolf, 1937.

Latin America[edit]

Argentina[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Russell D. Christian Scouting pioneer.
Francisco Pascasio Moreno Scouting pioneer.

Brazil[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Juscelino Kubitscheck Brazilian president [134]

Chile[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Paula Pelaez Recipient, Bronze Wolf.

Cuba[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Salvador Fernández Beltrán General Secretary of the Inter-American Advisory Committee, assisted in the creation of the InterAmerican Scout Office. Recipient, Bronze Wolf, 1957.

Ecuador[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Rafael Correa President
Ivan Vallejo Mountaineer

Mexico[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Juan Lainé (1884-1977) Served on the World Scout Committee from 1947 to 1949 and again from 1951 to 1957. Recipient, Bronze Wolf, 1966.

Peru[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Elias Mendoza Recipient, Bronze Wolf, 1972.

Venezuela[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Adolfo Aristeguieta Gramcko Surgeon, psychiatrist, homeopath. Scout leader; served at local, national, and international levels. Recipient, Bronze Wolf, 1976.
Gustavo J. Vollmer Chairman of the World Scout Committee. Recipient, Bronze Wolf, 1969.

The Middle East[edit]

Israel[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Benjamin Netanyahu Prime Minister [135]
Gidi Gov Singer, TV host, entertainer and actor [136]
Yuval Banay Musician [136]
Shlomi Braha Rock musician and record producer [136]
Din Din Aviv Pop and folk singer [136]

Lebanon[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Muhammad el-Hibri Son of Toufik el-Hibri. Recipient, Bronze Wolf, 1972.
Toufik El Hibri Pioneer of Scouting in Arabia.
Bachir El Gemayel President.
Karim Adaimi Chief Leader.

Syria[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Ali Abdulkarim al-Dandachi (1907–2000) Vice President, Boy Scouts de Syrie. Served on Boy Scouts International Committee, 1951-57. Promoted Scouting throughout the Middle East. Recipient, Bronze Wolf, 1969.

North America[edit]

Canada[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Jean-François Carrey youngest Canadian to climb Mount Everest [137]
A. Wallace Denny Deputy Chief Scout, Boy Scouts of Canada. Recipient, Bronze Wolf, 1977.
Jackson Dodds
Leonard F. Jarrett Director, Boy Scouts International Bureau (London), Boy Scouts World Bureau (Ottawa), and World Scout Bureau (Geneva), 1955-81. Consultant for the Bureau, 1981-86. Organizer of Jamboree-on-the-Air, 1958-88. Recipient, Bronze Wolf, 1973. [138]
Craig Kielburger Children's rights activist. Member, Board of Governors, Scouts Canada.
J. Percy Ross Chief Executive, Boy Scouts of Canada. Recipient, Bronze Wolf, 1978.
Daniel Charles Spry (1913-1989) WW2 general. Director, Boy Scouts World Bureau.

The United States[edit]

Girl Scouts of the USA[edit]

These notable individuals were in the Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA). Also see Gold Award recipients.

Name Notability Reference
Betsy Boze President of The College of The Bahamas and senior fellow at American Association of State Colleges and Universities [139][140][141][142]
Barbara Bush former First Lady of the United States [7]
Laura Bush former First Lady of the United States [7]
Rosalynn Carter former First Lady of the United States [143]
Hillary Rodham Clinton former First Lady of the United States [143]
Tipper Gore former Second Lady of the United States [144]
Lou Henry Hoover former First Lady of the United States [143]
Dolores Huerta Labor Leader [145]
Juliette Gordon Low Guider in Britain. Friend of Baden-Powell. Founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA.
Kathy Mattea singer [146]
Pat Nixon former First Lady of the United States [143]
Michelle Obama First Lady of the United States [143]
Nancy Reagan former First Lady of the United States [143]
Robin Roberts newscaster [147]
Edith Wilson former First Lady of the United States [143]

Boy Scouts of America[edit]

The Ideal Scout
Four Chaplains

These notable individuals were in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). Also see the lists of Eagle Scouts, Recipients of the Silver Buffalo Award, Chief Scout Executives, National presidents of the Boy Scouts of America and National commissioners.

Name Notability Reference
Buzz Aldrin astronaut and Tenderfoot Scout [148]
Jack Andraka Life Scout who developed a test for cancer at age 15 [149]
Ezra Taft Benson Unit Scouter. National Executive Board Member, Boy Scouts of America. US Secretary of Agriculture. President and Prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Recipient, Bronze Wolf, 1989.
Arthur Gary Bishop Eagle Scout, Mormon missionary, child molester, serial killer. Executed.
William Dickson Boyce Entrepreneur, newspaper publisher, philanthropist, safari explorer. Founder of the Boy Scouts of America and the Lone Scouts of America. [150][151][152][153]
George W. Bush Cub Scout, 43rd U.S. President [7][154]
Calvin Coolidge, Jr. son of President Calvin Coolidge; with his brother, he was the first Scout to live in the White House. [155]
Walter Cronkite Broadcast journalist [156][157]
John Hope Franklin Boy Scout; historian, author of From Slavery to Freedom recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom [158]
Bill Gates Life Scout, founder of Microsoft [159]
Alexander D. Goode Scout leader, Rabbi, Army Chaplain, one of the Four Chaplains who died when the USAT Dorchester was torpedoed during World War II [160]
Walter Greenberg Scout, World War II refugee from Italy, movie maker [161]
Byron Hill Life Scout, Nashville songwriter [162]
William Hillcourt / Green Bar Bill (Vilhelm Hans Bjerregaard Jensen) Boy Scout; Scoutmaster; Scouting professional. Served in various positions in the Boy Scouts of America. Authored many books and articles on Scouting, outdoor activities, and Scout skills, including the first Scout Fieldbook and three editions of the Boy Scout Handbook of the BSA. He was a trainee at the first Wood Badge course in the USA, 1936, and served as Senior Patrol Leader at the second course some days later. He organized Wood Badge as a regular BSA program in 1948, serving as the first Course Leader. Recipient, Bronze Wolf, 1977. [163]
Frank Reed Horton Deputy Scout Commissioner, Easton Scout Council, Pennsylvania. Scout Executive, Homestead District Council, Pennsylvania. Scout Executive, Shenandoah Area Council, Winchester, Virginia. Founder, Alpha Phi Omega.
John Isley host of The John Boy & Billy Big Show [164]
John F. Kennedy Star Scout, 35th President of the United States [165]
Tommy Lasorda member of National Baseball Hall of Fame, manager of two LA Dodgers World Series champion teams [166]
Ross A. McGinnis Cub Scout, Boy Scout, awarded Medal of Honor in the Iraq War [167]
Jim Morrison Cub Scout [168]
Clark V. Poling Scout leader, Hillsboro County, NH, Dutch Reformed minister, Army Chaplain, one of the Four Chaplains who died when the USAT Dorchester was torpedoed during World War II [160]
Ernest Thompson Seton / Black Wolf (Ernest Evan Thompson; Ernest Seton Thompson) British-Canadian-American naturalist, outdoor artist, conservationist. Founded the Woodcraft Indians and the Woodcraft League. Inspiration and major source of Baden-Powell's Scouting for Boys. Co-founder of the Boy Scouts of America and the Camp Fire Girls. Chief Scout of the Boy Scouts of America. He highly respected and promoted North American Indian culture,[169] and served as inspiration to E. Urner Goodman. Attacked by nature writer John Burroughs in the nature fakers controversy. Received the Silver Buffalo of the BSA in 1926. Many works. [170][171][172][173][174]
Alan K. Simpson Scout, U.S. Senator from Wyoming [175]
J. Victor Skiff Scout, Scoutmaster, New York State environmental conservationist and public servant. [176]
George Takei Actor, Community leader, Civil Rights Activist [177][178]
Teller Entertainer, Cub Scout [179]
Robert Pershing Wadlow World's tallest Boy Scout [180]
John P. Washington Scout leader, Elizabeth, NJ, Catholic priest, Army Chaplain, one of the Four Chaplains who died when the USAT Dorchester was torpedoed during World War II [160]
Honorary Scouts[edit]

In 1911, President William Howard Taft accepted the position of honorary president of the BSA, and each U.S. president since has served. Theodore Roosevelt was the only honorary vice-president, as he had left office before the honorary presidency began.

In 1927, the Boy Scouts of America created Honorary Scouts to distinguish "American citizens whose achievements in outdoor activity, exploration and worthwhile adventure are of such an exceptional character as to capture the imagination of boys...". The eighteen who were awarded this distinction were:[181]

Name Notability References
Roy Chapman Andrews Explorer, adventurer and naturalist; director of the American Museum of Natural History [181][182]
Robert Bartlett Newfoundland navigator and Arctic explorer of the late 19th and early 20th centuries [181][182]
Frederick Russell Burnham Military scout and world traveling adventurer; served the British Army in colonial Africa; taught woodcraft to Robert Baden-Powell [181][182]
Richard E. Byrd Rear admiral, polar explorer, aviator and recipient of the Medal of Honor [181][182]
George Kruck Cherrie Naturalist and explorer of the American Museum of Natural History [181][182]
James L. Clark Explorer and scientist of the American Museum of Natural History [181][182]
Merian C. Cooper American aviator and adventurer, Polish Air Force officer in the 1920s; later U.S. Army Forces brigadier general; director, screenwriter, producer and actor; credits include King Kong [181][182]
Lincoln Ellsworth Arctic explorer [181][182]
Louis Agassiz Fuertes Ornithologist, illustrator and artist [181][182]
George Bird Grinnell Anthropologist, historian, naturalist, and writer; influenced public opinion and legislation which ultimately led to the preservation of the American buffalo [181][182]
Charles Lindbergh Aviator, author, inventor and explorer [181][182]
Donald B. MacMillan Arctic explorer, sailor and researcher [181][182]
Clifford H. Pope Herpetologist and explorer [181][182]
George P. Putnam Publisher, author and explorer [181][182]
Kermit Roosevelt Explorer, soldier who served with both the British and U.S. Armies, businessman and writer [181][182]
Carl Rungius Wildlife artists [181][182]
Stewart Edward White Author of adventure travel books [181][182]
Orville Wright Co-inventor of the world's first successful airplane [181][182]
Puerto Rico[edit]
Name Notability Reference
Luis Matias Ferrer Co-founder of Yokahu Lodge, Order of the Arrow.
Frank H. Wadsworth Co-founder of Yokahu Lodge, Order of the Arrow.

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