Michael Baden-Powell, 4th Baron Baden-Powell

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Michael Baden-Powell
David Michael Baden-Powell, 4th Baron Baden-Powell
4th Baron Baden-Powel
Born (1940-12-11) December 11, 1940 (age 79)
Spouse(s)Joan Phillips Berryman

David Michael Baden-Powell, 4th Baron Baden-Powell (born 11 December 1940, Sinoia, Rhodesia) is a former accountant and insurance sales agent. He is the second son of Peter Baden-Powell, 2nd Baron Baden-Powell and Carine Boardman. He is the brother of Robert Crause Baden-Powell, 3rd Baron Baden-Powell. He is the grandson of Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell and Olave Baden-Powell and great-grandson of the Rev. Prof. Baden Powell. Upon the death of his childless brother Robert Baden-Powell, 3rd Baron Baden-Powell, on 28 December 2019, the peerage descended to Michael Baden-Powell, the 4th Lord Baden-Powell of Gilwell.

Michael is a great-nephew of Agnes Baden-Powell, Baden Baden-Powell, George Baden-Powell, and Warington Baden-Powell, and a great-grandson of the Rev. Prof. Baden Powell.[1][2] On 20 August 1966, Michael married Joan Phillips Berryman.[3] They have three sons.

Early years[edit]

Following the death of Michael's grandfather, the 1st Lord Baden-Powell, Michael's father Peter, who had been working in Southern Rhodesia since 1935, became the 2nd Lord Baden-Powell, and in 1949, when Michael was 8, the family moved back to England. Michael was educated at Pierrepont School, Frensham, England.[3] After leaving school, Michael worked for Fairey Aviation, until April 1965, when he migrated to Australia.

Family[edit]

On 20 August 1966, Michael married Joan Phillips Berryman, daughter of Horace William Berryman. They have three sons.[4]

Scouting[edit]

Michael Baden-Powell is active in Scouts Australia's Victorian Branch[5][6][7] and, as of 2015, is its Commissioner for Special Duties.[8]

On 1 August 2007, Baden-Powell was a guest of The Scout Association of the United Kingdom at the 100th anniversary of the start of the world Scouting movement at Brownsea Island.[9]

In August 2008 Michael Baden-Powell took part in the International Scout and Guide Fellowship's 25th World Conference in Vienna.[10][11]

Philanthropy[edit]

In 2007, Michael Baden-Powell was instrumental in preserving a caravan trailer, nicknamed Eccles, which had been presented to his grandparents during the 3rd World Scout Jamboree in 1929.[citation needed] A Rolls-Royce car, nicknamed Jam Roll, which had been presented to his grandparents at the same time, was sold after his grandfather's death in 1941. The car and caravan were reunited at Gilwell Park for the 21st World Scout Jamboree in 2007. Paul Moniyhan, then The Scout Association's archivist, found the car and its owner prior to the Jamboree and made the original proposal to purchase it. Michael Baden-Powell, John Ineson, Tony Harvey and Stephen Hilditch formed the charitable company "B-P Jam Roll Ltd." which obtained a loan and purchased the car. Funds were raised to repay the loan.[12][13]

Baden-Powell was Master of Baden-Powell Lodge No. 488 in Melbourne, Victoria. This Masonic lodge, chartered in 1930, was the first to be named after his grandfather who donated the Volume of Sacred Law in 1931. The lodge was founded by Scouters and has close links to Scouting. He remains an active member.[5][14][15]

During the Scouting 2007 Centenary, Baden-Powell addressed Freemasons and Scouts, and non-Masonic Scouters, at meetings of Pioneer Lodge in the Derbyshire and Walesby Forest Lodge in the Nottinghamshire (both in United Grand Lodge of England, and also both lodge members of the Kindred Lodges Association).[16]

Following a family tradition, Michael is a Liveryman of The Worshipful Company of Mercers.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Welcome to The Powell Pedigree". Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  2. ^ "The Powell Pedigree". Retrieved 2 July 2019.
  3. ^ a b Lundy, Darryl. "Hon. David Michael Baden-Powell". ThePeerage.com. Retrieved 12 March 2007.
  4. ^ Mosley, Charles, editor. Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition, 2 volumes. Crans, Switzerland: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 1999.
  5. ^ a b "Organisation Personnel". Scouts Australia, Victoria Branch. Archived from the original on 12 October 2006. Retrieved 2007-03-12.
  6. ^ "Scouts welcome Hon. Michael Baden-Powell". Scouting NZ. 9 March 2007. Retrieved 12 March 2007.
  7. ^ "Scouting advocate visits". Southland Times. 10 March 2007. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 12 March 2007.
  8. ^ "Scouts Australia Victoria Branch Annual Report 2014-15" (PDF).
  9. ^ Farmer, Ben (2 August 2007). "Saluting a century of very good scouts". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  10. ^ "This picture sent by Antonio Alaminos via ISGF reporting the 25th Conference of Adult Scouts & Guides in Vienna (Wien) 2nd Sept.,2008 with Michael Baden-Powell in the centre". Baden-Powell Guild of Australia. Archived from the original on 14 March 2008. Retrieved 7 September 2008.
  11. ^ "ISGF_07 mit Michael Baden-Powell im Audimax". Pfadfinder-Gilde Ulmerfeld-Hausmeming-Neufurth. Retrieved 7 September 2008.
  12. ^ ""Johnny" Walker's Scouting Milestones". Archived from the original on 2008-09-05. Retrieved 2008-09-03.
  13. ^ "B-P Jam Roll Limited". Retrieved 3 September 2008.
  14. ^ "Freemasonry and Lord Baden-Powell". Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon. Retrieved 12 March 2007.
  15. ^ "Baden-Powell Lodge". Retrieved 9 September 2007.
  16. ^ Farmer, Ben (3 August 2007). "Saluting a century of very good Scouts". London: The Telegraph. Retrieved 28 February 2009.
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Robert Baden-Powell, 3rd Baron Baden-Powell
Baron Baden-Powell
2019–present
Incumbent
Heir apparent:
David Robert Baden-Powell
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Robert Baden-Powell, 3rd Baron Baden-Powell
Baronet
(of Bentley)
2019–present
Incumbent
Heir apparent:
David Robert Baden-Powell