Sir Robert Baden-Powell, O.M., G.C.M.G., G.C.V.O., K.C.B.
Lord Baden-Powell of Gilwell


Ashanti Star 1895-96
Matabele Campaign (British South Africa Company Medal) 1896-97
Queen’s South Africa Medal 1899
Companion, Order of the Bath (C.B.) 1900
King’s South Africa Medal 1901
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (K.C.B.) 1909
Knight Commander of the Victorian Order (K.C.V.O.) 1909
King George V Coronation Medal 1911
Knight of Grace of St John of Jerusalem 1912
Baronetcy 1922
Knight Grand Cross of the Victorian Order (G.C.V.O.) 1923
Knight Grand Cross of Order of St Michael and St George (G.C.M.G.) 1927
Peerage: Barony 1929
King George V Jubilee Medal 1935
Order of Merit (O.M.) 1937
King George Vl Coronation Medal 1937

Baden-Powell served five English sovereigns: Victoria, Edward VII, George V, Edward VIII, and George VI. Each was a patron and supporter, Victoria and Edward VII during B-P’s military years and Edward VII, George V, Edward VIII and George VI during the growth of Scouting. B-P’s British honors and decorations are listed under the sovereign who conferred them along with biographical links for each.


honour-silver-wolf.jpg (1371 bytes)  Silver Wolf (British Scout Association) c.1909
Silver Buffalo (Boy Scouts of America) 1926
honor-wolf.gif (1382 bytes) Bronze Wolf (World Organization of the Scout Movement) 1935


Chilean Order of Merit 1910
honors-spain-alfonso-xii.jpg (1200 bytes) Knight Grand Cross of Alfonso XII (Spain) 1919
bp-honours-portugal-order-christ.jpg (2022 bytes) Grand Commander of the Order of Christ (Portugal) 1920
Grand Commander of the Order of the Redeemer (Greece) 1920
bp-honours-denmark-dannebrog.jpg (1237 bytes) Storkos of the Order of Dannebrog (Denmark) 1921
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Crown (Belgium) 1921
Commander of the Legion of Honour (France) 1922
Order of Polonia Restituta (Poland) 1927
Order of Amanullah (Afghanistan) 1928
Order of Merit, First Class (Hungary) 1929
bp-honours-czech-white-lion.jpg (1557 bytes) Order of the White Lion (Czechoslovakia) 1929
bp-honours-greece-phoenix.jpg (1390 bytes) Order of the Phoenix (Greece) 1929
Grand Cross of the Order of Merit (Austria) 1931
Grand Cross of Gediminas (Lithuania) 1932
bp-honours-holland-orange-nassau.jpg (1612 bytes) Grand Cross of Orange-Nassau (Netherlands) 1932
bp-honours-luxembourg-oak-crown.jpg (1811 bytes) Commander of the Order of the Oaken Crown (Luxembourg) 1932
bp-honours-estonia-red-cross-ribbon.jpg (1635 bytes) Order of the Red Cross of Estonia 1933
Grand Cross of the Order of the Sword (Sweden) 1933
Grand Cross of the Order of the Three Stars (Latvia) 1933
Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour (France) 1936
Awarded Wateler Peace Prize 1937


Doctor of Law, University of Edinburgh 1910
Doctorate (Honorary), University of Toronto 1923
Doctorate (Honorary) McGill University, Montreal 1923
Doctor of Civil Law (DCL) Oxford University 1923
LL.D. University of Liverpool 1929
LL.D. Cambridge University 1931

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