Hubert S. Martin
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|Hubert S. Martin
|Director, Boy Scouts International Bureau|
1920 – 11 February 1938
|Succeeded by||J. S. Wilson|
Hubert Stanley Martin CVO CBE (1879 – 17 November 1938) was a British diplomat, an early Scouting leader, The Boy Scouts Association's International Commissioner and the first director of the Boy Scouts International Bureau in 1920, a position he held until his death.
Life and career
Martin joined the British Foreign Office in 1898, serving as a King's messenger. He was made Chief Passport Officer in 1916. He was twice appointed to the Order of the British Empire for his service during the Great War, first as an Officer (OBE) in 1918, and then in 1920 as a Commander (CBE).
Martin formed a Scout troop in London in 1909. He later became an official in The Boy Scouts Association. Martin maintained an independence from and, at times, uneasy relationship with Robert Baden-Powell. He was one of The Boy Scouts Association instructors at the first Wood Badge course held at Gilwell Park, from 8 to 19 September 1919. In 1920, while serving as The Boy Scout Association's International Commissioner, Martin also became the first director of the Boy Scouts International Bureau. The Bureau was established at 25, Buckingham Palace Road, London, and Martin was initially appointed as Honorary Director.
- Scouting in Other Lands, 1926
- "No. 30460". The London Gazette. 7 January 1918. p. 382.
- "No. 34056". The London Gazette. 4 Jun 1934. p. 3561.
- "No. 31840". The London Gazette. 30 March 1920. p. 3769.
- https://www.scout.org/BronzeWolfAward/list complete list
- Scouting Round the World, John S. Wilson, first edition, Blandford Press (1959) pg. 203.
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|New title||Boy Scouts International Bureau Director
1920 – 1938
J. S. Wilson
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