Robert Baden-Powell, 3rd Baron Baden-Powell

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Robert Baden-Powell, 3rd Baron Baden-Powell
Born (1936-10-15) 15 October 1936 (age 80)

Robert Crause Baden-Powell, 3rd Baron Baden-Powell, (born 15 October 1936) is the son of Carine Crause-Boardman and Peter Baden-Powell, 2nd Baron Baden-Powell,[1] the grandson of Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell and Olave Baden-Powell, the great-nephew of Agnes Baden-Powell, Baden Baden-Powell, George Baden-Powell, and Warington Baden-Powell, and the great-grandson of Baden Powell.

Family history[edit]

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa,[2] he was educated at Bryanston School. For his national service he served in the Royal Navy.

On the death of his father in 1962, he succeeded to the barony. He married Patience Hélène Mary Batty, only daughter of Major Douglas Myers Batty, of Melsetter, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), by his wife Elsie May Loker, on 1 August 1963.

Lady Baden-Powell served with many charities including, YWCA, Girls Alone in London, the National Playbus Association, NSPCC, Commonwealth Youth Exchange Council, SPCK, Surrey Council for Voluntary Youth Services, Surrey Antiques Fair, Walton Firs Camp Site as well as various local and national offices of the Girl Guides where she became commonwealth chief commissioner, and, latterly a vice-president. She was a vice President of the Scout Association. She also conducted a successful business life and was a director of Imperial Life of Canada, Surrey Radio and Fieldguard. She was appointed a CBE for her services to youth and was a deputy lord lieutenant for Surrey. She died in 2010.[1][3]

Scouting[edit]

Lord Baden-Powell served the British Scout Association in a number of local, national and international capacities. He was chief scout commissioner from 1965 to 1982. He led the British contingent to the 1975 14th World Scout Jamboree at Lillehammer, Norway, was a deputy camp chief for two Canadian national jamborees (1979, 1983) and also for the World Scout Jamboree in Canada in 1983, where he was awarded the highest awards in both world and Canadian Scouting. (Bronze Wolf, Silver Fox). He led the British delegation to the World Scout Conference in Nairobi in 1973, and attended two others as a delegation member.

Business[edit]

Lord Baden-Powell was a local authority finance broker in the City of London and director of the Bolton Building Society and, latterly the London Board of the Cheltenham & Gloucester Building Society. A director of a number of unit trusts (now part of F&C). He was chairman of the Sheldon Grange Housing Association. He is currently managing director of Fieldguard Ltd.

Public service[edit]

President, Surrey Council for Voluntary Youth Services, since 2010 Vice president, the Scout Association, since 1985 Vice president, Camping & Caravanning Club, since 2002 President, Camping & Caravanning Club, 1991-2002 Various Quarter Horse bodies, 1983-1991 (established Quarter Horse racing in the UK) Governor, Glenesk School, 1986-2005 Surrey Rural Housing Committee, 1985-1990 Ripley, Surrey Parish Council, 1977-1986

Arms[edit]

References[edit]

Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Peter Baden-Powell
Baron Baden-Powell
1962–present
Incumbent
Heir:
Michael Baden-Powell
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Peter Baden-Powell
Baronet
(of Bentley)
1962–present
Incumbent
Heir:
Michael Baden-Powell