Lord Baden-Powell of Gilwell (1857 - 1941)  and his wife Frau Olave (1889 - 1977)


Lord Baden-Powell, was a British Army officer, writer, author of Scouting for Boys which was an inspiration for the Scout Movement, founder and first Chief Scout of The Boy Scouts Association and founder of the Girl Guides.

Be Prepared... the meaning of the motto is that a scout must prepare himself by previous thinking out and practicing how to act on any accident or emergency so that he is never taken by surprise.
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What is Scouting all about?


The pedagogical concept behind the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides has its origins withLord Robert Baden-Powell. Based on the principle of "learning by doing", children and young people of roughly the same age gather in small groups to experience their world together. More than 100 years after the creation of the first scout troops, many of the scouting movement's most typical approaches, such as camping, hiking and teamwork are more relevant and more alive today than ever before.


Guiding Principles

To be a Scout/Guide