Peter Baden-Powell, 2nd Baron Baden-Powell

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The Right Honourable
The Lord Baden-Powell
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Arms of the Baron Baden-Powell
Born Arthur Robert Peter Baden-Powell
(1913-10-30)30 October 1913
Ewhurst, East Sussex
Died 9 December 1962(1962-12-09) (aged 49)
St Thomas' Hospital
Cause of death Leukaemia

Arthur Robert Peter Baden-Powell, 2nd Baron Baden-Powell, 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]


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.[citation needed] 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][why?]

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] that same year he also received the highest distinction of the Scout Association of Japan, the Golden Pheasant Award.[5]

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.





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  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. 
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  6. ^ Profile at
  7. ^ Profile of Olave Soames at
  8. ^ Profile of Henretta Grace Symth at
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Robert Baden-Powell
Baron Baden-Powell
Succeeded by
Robert Crause Baden-Powell
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Robert Baden-Powell
(of Bentley)
Succeeded by
Robert Crause Baden-Powell