Baden-Powell Photo Gallery:
Scouting with Baden Powell, 1929-1941
Portrait of Sir Robert Baden-Powell
Painted by Benjamin Eggleston

Baden-Powell in dress uniform, his military ribbons and honors.
Baden-Powell traveling on behalf of the Scout Movement.
Baden-Powell chats with a Scout at the front door of Pax Hill.
Portrait of B-P circa 1930
Baden-Powell and Olave, the Chief Scout and the Chief Guide, in Australia, 1931
Baden-Powell and Scouts at the Crystal Palace Rally, London, 1932
Baden-Powell and Count Paul Teleki tour the Fourth World Jamboree at Godollo, Hungary in 1933
Baden-Powell, Chief Scout of the World, circa 1933.
Baden-Powell visits Scouts in Sudan, 1934
Baden-Powell at Aden inspecting the "Posse of Welcome" on his African Tour in 1934.
Baden-Powell, the "Boy-Man," wears a Plains Indian War Bonnet on his trip to Canada in 1935
Baden-Powell visits with French Scouts in Paris. "All eyes on the Chief Scout."
Two photos of Baden-Powell and Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands at the Fifth World Jamboree at Vogelenzang in 1937. B-P and the Queen talk on the reviewing stand and B-P takes the salute from Scouts passing in review.
Baden-Powell and Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands greet Scouts at the Fifth World Jamboree at Vogelenzang, the Netherlands in 1937.
Baden-Powell and Lord Somers watching a display of Scottish dancing at the Fifth World Jamboree at Vogelenzang, the Netherlands in 1937.
B-P bids farewell to Scouts at the Fifth World Jamboree in the Netherlands, 1937
Baden-Powell with Daniel Carter Beard, May, 1937
Baden-Powell observes Scouts Building a Pioneering Bridge
Baden-Powell, Chief Scout of the World, at age 80.
Baden-Powell, Chief Scout of the World, at age 80
Baden-Powell in 1939
B-P bids farewell on his departure for Kenya, 1940
Baden-Powell's funeral procession, Nyeri, Kenya, 1941
Baden-Powell's grave in the tiny cemetery of Nyeri, Kenya, is marked by a simple stone that carries his name and the Boy Scout trail sign for "I have gone home."

The ribbon to the left of this page displays the colors of the Bronze Wolf, the highest recognition of the World Scout Movement. B-P received the first Bronze Wolf in 1935. He wears the Wolf, suspended from its green and white ribbon, in the portrait by Benjamin Eggelston at the head of this page.


ABOUT THIS COLLECTION

I have been collecting photographs of B-P, as well as copies of his own writings, drawings, and paintings for about 15 years. Many of the originals come directly from editions of Baden-Powell's writings, or from the archives of the British Scout Association (U.K.) and the Boy Scouts of America. The photos and drawings presented in this gallery have been collected from a wide variety of sources. Many of them appear in several different works (such as several well-known photo of B-P at Brownsea Island). Key sources include: Works of Sir Robert Baden-Powell; William Hillcourt (Green Bar Bill) with Baden-Powell-The Two Lives of a Hero, Olave Baden-Powell 1964 & 1994; John S. Wilson, Scouting Around the World, 1959; Russell Freedman, Scouting with Baden-Powell, New York, 1967; Laszlo Nagy, 250 Million Scouts, Chicago, 1985; Robert W. Peterson, The Boy Scouts-An American Adventure, New York, 1984; Tim Jeal, The Boy-Man-The Life of Lord Baden-Powell, New York, 1989; Michael Rosenthal, The Character Factory, New York, 1988; Heather Baden-Powell, Baden-Powell: A Family Album, 1986; E.E.Reynolds, Baden-Powell, London, 1942; Eileen K.Wade, 27 Years with Baden-Powell, London, 1957; Eileen K.Wade, The Piper of Pax, 1924; Frederick Russell Burnham, Scouting on Two Continents, 1926; Frederick Russell Burnham, Taking Chances, 1924; C. R. B. Barrett, History of the XIII Hussars, London, 1910; Winston S. Churchill, Great Contemporaries, 1939. The Gallery also includes several video captures from the video documentary, Scouts! The Rise of the World Scout Movement, Michael Murphy, producer, Churchill Films, 1986. The film includes archival footage and stills from the collections of the British Scout Association, the Boy Scouts of America, the Scouts of Canada, the British Film Institute, the National Film Archive, Washington, D.C., the Library of Congress Film Archives, EMI Pathe, British Movietone, Visnews, the Bettmann Archive, the Mansell Collection, the National Army Museum and the Imperial War Museum. The photograph of B-P with James E. West is courtesy of Rev. Michael Bruce Johnson and is from the Archives of the Chief Seattle Council, BSA, Seattle, Washington. The Frank Donohoe Collection is courtesy of Kevin Snair of Toronto, Canada.


Baden-Powell Photo Gallery:
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Baden-Powell Photo Gallery:
Early Years and Military Career, 1878-1898
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Mafeking & South Africa, 1899-1903
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Military Career & Final Years, 1904-1937
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Baden-Powell Photo Gallery:
Scouting with Baden-Powell, 1907-1920
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Baden-Powell Photo Gallery:
Scouting with Baden-Powell, 1920-1929
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Baden-Powell Photo Gallery:
Scouting with Baden-Powell, 1929-1941
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Baden-Powell Photo Gallery:
Home & Family, 1912-1941
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Baden-Powell Photo Gallery:
The Frank Donahoe Collection
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Baden-Powell at the World Jamborees
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