Robert Baden-Powell, 3rd Baron Baden-Powell

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Robert Crause Baden-Powell, 3rd Baron Baden-Powell, (born 15 October 1936) is the son of Carine Crause-Boardman and Peter Baden-Powell, 2nd Baron Baden-Powell,[1] the grandson of Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell and Olave Baden-Powell, the great-nephew of Agnes Baden-Powell, Baden Baden-Powell, George Baden-Powell, and Warington Baden-Powell, and the great-grandson of Baden Powell.

Family history[edit]

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa,[2] he was educated at Bryanston School. For his National Service he served in the Royal Navy.

On the death of his father in 1962, he succeeded to the barony. He married Patience Hélène Mary Batty, only dau. of Maj Douglas Myers Batty, of Melsetter, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), by his wife Elsie May Loker, on 1 August 1963.

Lady Baden-Powell served with many Charities including, YWCA, Girls Alone in London, The National Playbus Assoc. NSPCC, Commonwealth Youth Exchange Council, SPCK, Surrey Council for Voluntary Youth Services, Surrey Antiques Fair, Walton Firs Camp Site as well as various local and national offices of The Girl Guides where she became Commonwealth Chief Commissioner, and, latterly a Vice-president. She was a Vice President of The Scout Association. She also conducted a successful business life and was a Director of Imperial Life of Canada, Surrey Radio and Fieldguard. She was awarded a CBE for her services to youth and was a Deputy Lord Lieutenant for Surrey. She died in 2010.[1][3]

Scouting[edit]

Lord Baden-Powell served the British Scout Association in a number of local, national and international capacities. He was Chief Scout Commissioner from 1965 to 1982. He led the British contingent to the 1975 14th World Scout Jamboree at Lillehammer, Norway, was a Deputy Camp Chief for two Canadian National Jamborees (1979, 1983) and also for the World Scout Jamboree in Canada in 1983, where he was awarded the highest awards in both World and Canadian Scouting. (Bronze Wolf, Silver Fox). He led the British delegation to the World Scout Conference in Nairobi in 1973, and attended two others as a delegation member.

Business[edit]

Lord Baden-Powell was a Local Authority Finance Broker in The City of London and Director of The Bolton Building Society and, latterly the London Board of the Cheltenham & Gloucester Building Society. A Director of a number of Unit Trusts (now part of F&C). He was Chairman of The Sheldon Grange Housing Accociation. He is currently Managing Director of Fieldguard Ltd.

Public service[edit]

President Surrey Council for Voluntary Youth Services 2010-. Vice President The Scout Association 1985-. Vice President Camping & Caravanning Club 2002-. President Camping & Caravanning Club 1991-2002 Various Quarter Horse bodies 1983-1991 (Established Quarter Horse racing in the UK). Govenor Glenesk School 1986-2005. Surrey Rural Housing Committee 1985-1990. Ripley, Surrey Parish Council 1977-1986.

Arms[edit]

Arms of Robert Baden-Powell, 3rd 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]

Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Peter Baden-Powell
Baron Baden-Powell
1962–present
Incumbent
Heir:
Michael Baden-Powell
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Peter Baden-Powell
Baronet
(of Bentley)
1962–present
Incumbent
Heir:
Michael Baden-Powell