- an old British army general, organized a camp in 1907
for 20 boys. The camp was so successful that BP launched
in 1908 a weekly magazine named " The Scout ",
which later became a book called "SCOUTING
FOR BOYS". To publicize his book, BP went on a tour
of the UK.
In 1909, 10,000 young boys gathered in the capital and -
surprise! among them were some girls. Those were to be the
future Girl Guides.
BP asked his sister Agnes
to establish a movement for girls. In 1910, BP was no longer
a part of the army. He dedicated himself entirely to his
movement. In 1911 the first patrols saw the light in numerous
In 1916 Lady Olave Baden
Powell was appointed Chief Commissioner, and in 1918 Chief
Guide. In 1920 the first World Conference was held in England.
Baden Powell was proclaimed Chief Scout of the world at
the first World Scout Jamboree.In 1928 the World Association
of Girls Guides and Girls Scouts (WAGGGS) was set up and
the World Bureau (secretariat for WAGGGS) opened in London.