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. 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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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