Profession: Founder of Scouts
Why Famous: Baden-Powell was a British general who became a national hero during the Boer War (1899-1900), during which time he wrote "Aids to Scouting". This military textbook served as inspiration for the modern Scouting movement, which Baden-Powell founded in 1908.
This movement quickly proliferated, and its popularity led to the establishment of Girl Guides, a parallel organization for girls in 1910.
- 1907-07-29 Sir Robert Baden-Powell forms Boy Scouts in England
- 1908-01-24 Lieutenant General Robert Baden-Powell publishes "Scouting for Boys" as a manual for self-instruction in outdoor skills and self-improvement. The book becomes the inspiration for the Scout Movement.