Birthday – Founder of the Boy Scouts Association

Known as the Father of Scouting, Robert Baden-Powell (aka First Baron Baden-Powell and Lord Baden-Powell), was born on Feb. 22, 1857 in Paddington, London, England.

The British Army Officer and writer founded both the Boy Scouts and the Girl Guides.

Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scouts Association

“Show me a poorly uniformed troop and I’ll show you a poorly uniformed leader.”

“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.”  —  Robert Baden-Powell


Jokes on Scouting

Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell aka First Baron Baden-Powell and Lord Baden-Powell (1857-1941) was a British Army Officer who founded both the Boy Scouts and the Girl Guides.

Disciple and honor are important to scouting but so is having fun. Scouting Founder Robert Baden-Powell  once said, “The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.”

Q.  What did the quarterback say to the Boy Scout troop?

A.  Hike!


Founder of Scouting Robert Baden-Powell

Founder of Scouting Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell

Three Scouts were talking about how tough they are.

“I wear out a pair of hiking boots in a month,” said one.

“I wear out my Scout pants in a week,” said another.

“That’s nothing,” said the third Scout, “I wear out my Scout leader in 20 minutes.”