"If you have the habit of taking things with joy, you rarely find in difficult circumstances."
born in London, England, on February 22, 1857. His father was the Reverend HG Baden-Powell, a professor at Oxford. His mother was the daughter of British Admiral Smyth WT. His maternal grandfather, Joseph Brewer Smyth, had gone to America as a colonist in New Jersey, but had returned to England shipwrecked on his way back. Baden-Powell was, therefore, the descendant of a religious one hand, an adventurer and colonizer of the New World on the other.
In 1870 he obtained a scholarship to Charterhouse School, London. It was not a distinguished student, but one of the most active. It was always the center of everything sounded as happened in the schoolyard, and soon gained fame as a goalkeeper in the football team Charterhouse. His acting skills were highly appreciated by his schoolmates, each time you are required to do so, his performance was enchanted the entire school.
At 19 he graduated from Charterhouse, and immediately accepted the opportunity to go to India as a lieutenant in the regiment that had formed the right wing of the cavalry became famous in the Crimean War.
excellent addition to providing military services to age of twenty years and was captain, won the most coveted trophy in sports throughout India in the hunt for boar, armed with a short spear as their only weapon.
In 1887 BP was in Africa taking part in the campaign against the Zulus, and later against the fierce tribes of Ashanti and wild Matabele warriors. The natives came to respect him so much that, by his courage, his Scout skills and his uncanny ability to stalk, he was given the name "Impeesa" which means "Wolf that never sleeps."
difficulties were piling up in South Africa. Relations between the British government and the republic of Transvaal is had broken. A Baden-Powell was ordered to form two battalions of mounted rifles, and go with them to Mafeking, a town in the heart of South Africa.
war broke out, and after 217 days, from October 13, 1889, BP defended Mafeking, resisting the siege against much larger forces, until his reinforcements arrived on 18 May 1900.
Great Britain had been in abeyance for these long months, when finally received the news that he had achieved the desired objective, BP was elevated to the rank of Major General and became the hero of his countrymen.
In 1901, a hero of men and boys, returned from Africa to England to be full of honors and discover with surprise that his personal popularity had spread to his book "Aids to Scouting" (Aids to Scouting) to the army, and was being used as book text in schools for boys.
This was a great opportunity. He realized that here was his chance to help the boys of his country to become strong young men. If a book about Scouting, written for men, they had attracted, the more they attract one written for them!
He set to work compiling his experiences in India and Africa between the Zulus and other savage tribes. It was a special library and read everything about the education of boys through history from Spartan boys, former British and Indian Redskins today. BP
developed slowly and carefully the idea of \u200b\u200bScouting, he wanted to be sure it would work. So in the summer of 1907 led a group of twenty boys to Brownsea Island, in the Channel, the first Scout camp that the world watched. The camp was a great success.
And then in the early months of 1908, published in four installments biweekly and illustrated by himself, his "Training Manual: Scouting for Boys ", not even dream that this book would be the engine that would implement a system that boys would hit the world. He had not finished Scouting for Boys appear in the windows of bookstores and posts magazines, when they had begun to form Scout Troops Patrol and not only in England but also in other countries.
The Movement grew and grew, by 1910 had reached such proportions that BP realized that Scouting was to be his work. He had the vision and faith to recognize that he could do more for his country by educating the emerging generation for their boys to become good citizens, to train men to become good soldiers.
therefore resigned from the army, which already held the rank of Lieutenant General, and embarked on its second life, life of service to the world through Scouting. She picked up her award in the growth of Scouting and love and respect you guys were all around the world.
In 1912 he traveled around the world to hear the Scouts from many countries. They were the beginning of World Brotherhood. World War came and stopped for a while this job, but at the end of the resumed hostilities. In 1920, Scouts from around the world are gathered in London in the first international meeting: the First World Jamboree. The last night of the Jamboree, Aug. 6, BP was proclaimed World Chief Scout by an enthusiastic crowd of boys.
Scouting continued to grow. The day the movement turned its twenty-first anniversary, its members had reached the figure of two million, distributed in almost all civilized nations. At that time, BP was honored by King George V making the title Baron of Lord Baden-Powell of Gilwell. However, for all Scouts will always BP World Chief Scout.
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