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The Carr Edge location was probably chosen because in 1907 Baden-Powell had been commanding officer of the Northumbrian Territorial Army.
The ideas in Scouting For Boys came from Baden-Powell's experience as Lieutenant General in the British Army in the late 19th century.
He is particularly good on the myths that were used and created by Baden-Powell and the scout movement, which he discusses without the rebarbative vocabulary with which many literary scholars have encumbered themselves.
Baden-Powell described von Ribbentrop as an 'earnest' and 'charming' man, noting he knew his uncle from his time in India.
Baden-Powell's granddaughter Gill Clay was at Coed Hills, near Cowbridge, as all ages got together to mark how far things had come since the British general devised a female version of the Scouts - an idea formed when he served in the Boer War.
A team of three beat off five other groups from across the North East and Cumbria in the competition, open only to Baden-Powell Scouts.
Baden-Powell's imagination and personality is so present on the page that it reads like going on an adventure with an uncle who helps you build a camp fire, then spins you a yarn on how he found his way through the Matopo Mountains in Rhodesia at night, and then shows you how to do your exercises before going to bed.
Lord Baden-Powell's cordial meeting with a leader of the Nazi boys' club came as intelligence chiefs were investigating fears that Hitler Youth groups were using cycling holidays in Britain as a cover for espionage.
Robert Baden-Powell formed the Boy Scouts when he wrote his popular book Scouting For Boys, which was published in 1907.
1899: Mafeking was besieged by the Boers: the successful 217-day defence was gallantly and ingeniously led by Col Robert Baden-Powell, who would go on to found the Scout movement.
THE Scout movement was started by Robert Baden-Powell, a British army officer, in 1907.