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[beyd-n-poh-uh l, bad-n-pou-uh l]
  1. Robert Stephenson Smyth [smahyth] /smaɪθ/, 1st Baron,1857–1941, British general who founded the Boy Scouts in 1908 and, with his sister Lady Agnes, the Girl Guides in 1910.
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Examples from the Web for baden-powell

Historical Examples

  • He, too, saw this spectacle, and sent an account to Prof. Baden-Powell.

    The Book of the Damned

    Charles Fort

  • This material is said, by Prof. Baden-Powell, to be "totally unlike that of any other meteorite."

  • Baden-Powell the day before had hustled them pretty considerably.

  • Colonel Baden-Powell, in this respect, makes an admirable stage-manager.

  • Example—the Mafeking stamps bearing the head of Baden-Powell.

    Peeps at Postage Stamps

    Stanley Currie Johnson

British Dictionary definitions for baden-powell


  1. Robert Stephenson Smyth (smɪθ, smaɪθ), 1st Baron Baden-Powell. 1857–1941, British general, noted for his defence of Mafeking (1899–1900) in the Boer War; founder of the Boy Scouts (1908) and (with his sister Agnes) the Girl Guides (1910)
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