Peter Baden-Powell, 2nd Baron Baden-Powell

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Peter Baden-Powell
Coat of Arms of Baron Baden-Powell.svg
Coat of Arms of Baden-Powell Family
Born Arthur Robert Peter Baden-Powell
30 October 1913
Ewhurst, East Sussex
Died 9 December 1962(1962-12-09) (aged 49)
St Thomas' Hospital
Cause of death
Leukemia

Arthur Robert Peter Baden-Powell, 2nd Baron Baden-Powell, Bt, FRSA (30 October 1913 – 9 December 1962) was the son of Lieutenant-General Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting, and Olave St. Clair Soames. He was also the nephew of Agnes Baden-Powell, Baden Baden-Powell, and Warington Baden-Powell, and the grandson of the Rev. Prof. Baden Powell. Peter was named Arthur after his mother's brother, Robert after his father, and Peter after Peter Pan, a character in a play by James Barrie, of whom Peter's father, the first Lord Baden-Powell, was a great fan. Likewise, Peter Baden-Powell named his daughter Wendy after another character in the play.[1]

Background[edit]

The 2nd Lord Baden-Powell married Carine Crause-Boardman on 3 January 1936. The couple had two sons and a daughter:

Baden-Powell was, like his father, educated at Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey, England and at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, Berkshire. He served in the British South Africa Police between 1934 and 1937. He was in the Native Affairs Department, Southern Rhodesia between 1937 and 1945. He was elected a member of the Mercers' Company in 1948. He succeeded to the title of 2nd Baron Baden-Powell, of Gilwell, Essex on 8 January 1941. He was invested as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (R.S.A.). He died in 1962 aged 49.[2]

Peter was deeply involved in Scouting. He was, until his death, Guildmaster of The B-P Guild of Old Scouts.[3] During a visit in Austria in 1957 he was awarded one of the highest honours of Austrian Scouting the Silbernen Steinbock (am rot-weiß-roten Band).[4]

In May 1952 he visited Poole in Dorset, this was as part of an invitation by Lord Llewellyn, Baron of Upton, who was at the time a Scout Master at 1st Hamworthy Scout Troop, a Troop which was started by some of the Boys who camped with B.P back in 1907. In turn Peter Baden-Powell opened the new Group Scout Hall which had been built following fundraising organized by Lord Llewellyn.

Peter was also a Special Constable in the City of London Police Force.

Carine Crause-Boardman was born in 1913 and died on 14 May 1993. She was a nurse.

Arms[edit]

Arms of Peter Baden-Powell, 2nd Baron Baden-Powell
Coat of Arms of Baron Baden-Powell.svg
Notes
Coat of Arms started using the 1st Baron Baden-Powell of Gilwell.
Adopted
1929
Coronet
Coronet of a baron.
Crest
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).

Escutcheon
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).

Supporters
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.

Motto
Ar Nyd Yw Pwyll Pyd Yw (Where there is steadiness, there will be a Powell).

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://scout.org/en/about_scouting/facts_figures/history/b_p_s_last_message
  2. ^ Charles Mosley (editor), ed. (1999). Burke's Peerage and Baronetage (106th ed.). Crans, Switzerland: Burke Peerage Genealogical Books Ltd. 
  3. ^ Rose Kerr. "Peter Baden-Powell 1913 - 1963". Retrieved 2008-09-16. 
  4. ^ "Aus Österreich-Bundeskorps". Unser Ziel-Monatsschrift für Pfadfinderführer (in German) (Pfadfinder Österreichs): 31. October 1957. 
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Robert Baden-Powell
Baron Baden-Powell
1941–1962
Succeeded by
Robert Crause Baden-Powell
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Robert Baden-Powell
Baronet
(of Bentley)
1941–1962
Succeeded by
Robert Crause Baden-Powell