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!

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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.”