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.
The first Baron's father and siblings were also notable.
Baden Powell, father of the first Baron, was a noted 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 ]
heir presumptive is the present holder's brother, the Hon. David Michael Baden-Powell (born 1940). The heir presumptive's heir apparent is his son, David Robert Baden-Powell (b. ca. 1970).
Arms of Baron Baden-Powell
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 resting 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. Motto
Ar Nyd Yw Pwyll Pyd Yw (Where there is steadiness, there will be a Powell). Orders
Honours granted to the 1st Baron Baden-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 (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
References [ edit ]
^ Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990