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