From Family Portrait, c. 1900
With the Flag to Pretoria, 1902
Royal Navy Reserve, c.1908|
Victoria & Albert Museum
Henry Warington Smyth Baden-Powell
Warington within the family, he was B-P's oldest brother.
Early in his career he qualified as a
Master Mariner and was commissioned a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy
Reserve. Interest in small boats (as described by B-P in his
autobiography, Lessons from the Varsity of Life) led him to a
fascination with canoes. In 1871, at the age of 24, he paddled and sailed a canoe on a
cruise around the Baltic Sea that included stops in Germany, Denmark and
Sweden as described in his book, Canoe Travelling, published in
The sea stood at the
center of his life. After becoming a Barrister in 1876, he was admitted to
the Admiralty Bar and became a member of several important organizations
focused on the sea. He was admitted a Kings Counsel in 1872.
Some details of his career are found
in Robin Baden Clay's work on the Powell family history.
Henry Warington Smyth BADEN-POWELL
Born 3 Feb 1847.
Educated at St Paul's, 1857.
Qualified as Master Mariner.
Commissioned as Lieutenant, Royal Navy Reserve;
Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society (F.R.G.S.).
Barrister, Inner Temple, 1876.
Member of the Admiralty Bar.
Kings Counsel (K.C.), Admitted 26 April 1872.
Called Trinity Term 1876.
Member of the Shipwrights' Company.
Associate of the Institute of Naval Architects Council.
Member Yacht Racing Association.
Member Athenaeum Club.
Died 24 Apr 1921 at age 74.
asked his brother
Warington to head up the first specialized branch of the Boy Scouts.
Warington Baden-Powell agreed, and Sea Scouting was officially organized
in England in 1910. Warington then wrote the first official Sea Scout
manual. It was called Sea Scouting and Seamanship for Boys. The
manual sold well and Sea Scouting flourished. It was in that same year
that Boy Scouts was organized in the United States.
Canoe Travelling: Log of a Cruise on the Baltic
||"Milestones of Scouting" page on the
Early history of Sea Scouting and the role of Warington
Baden-Powell is, as usual, an excellent historical account.|
||Warington Baden-Powell, K.C.|
Sea Scouting and
Seamanship for Boys, the first Sea Scout Manual, 1910
Foreward by Robert Baden-Powell.
History of the Sea Scouts from The Stockton Sea Scout Base in
Baden-Powell Family History.
A series of links starting
the research of Robin Baden Clay, a grandson of Baden-Powell. These
focused on the genealogy of the Powell family. The author is extremely
grateful to Mr. Clay for sharing the results of his labors with the
Scouting community. Links are provided to pages for three of B-P's
brothers: Baden, Warington and Sir George Baden-Powell, to members of
his extended family, and to the
genealogy of the Smyth and Warington families.
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