Baden-Powell, Olave

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Baden-Powell, Olave Gender: F
Olave St Clair Soames
born on 22 February 1889 at 07:00 (= 07:00 AM )
Place Chesterfield, England, 53n15, 1w25
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: AA-GB
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 03°54' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 24°39 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 25°48'

Olave Baden-Powell


British scouting pioneer, noted as the first Chief Guide for Britain and the wife of Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting and Girl Guides. She outlived her husband, who was 32 years her senior, by over 35 years.

Lady Baden-Powell became Chief Guide for Britain in 1918. Later the same year, at the Swanwick conference for Commissioners in October, she was presented with a gold Silver Fish, one of only two ever made. She was elected World Chief Guide in 1930. As well as making a major contribution to the development of the Guide/Girl Scout movements, she visited 111 countries during her life, attending Jamborees and national Guide and Scout associations. In 1932, she was created a Dame Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire by King George V.

She married Robert Baden-Powell on 30 October 1912 in a very private ceremony in St. Peter's Church, Parkstone, her parish church. The Baden-Powells had three children — a son and two daughters. Olave died on 25 June 1977 at Birtley House, Bramley in Surrey, aged 88.

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  • Relationship : Marriage 30 October 1912 (Robert Baden-Powell)
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Source Notes

Evelyn Gallaher quotes autobiography, cited in AA database, and quoting name as Olive, not Olave.

Sy Scholfield checked the reference. In her autobiography (Window on My Heart) Olave quotes her mother's journal, "1889. February 22nd. The dawn breaks—on a new little life — nearly. extinct — and I am saved to love and welcome my tiny babe, Olave. My heart goes out to this little daughter — the token of a life spared, of dead hopes revived. If I can rear her — if this tiny frail creature, with all loving care, survives the dangers of her birth, and her presence be linked ever with the 'heaviness that endured for a night,' may the clear course of her life be associated with 'the joy that came in the morning.'"

Thus, the time of 7 AM given by Evelyn Gallaher appears to be calculated as the approximate time of the break of dawn.


  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Age difference more than 15 yrs (32 years)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 88)
  • Vocation : Education : Administrator
  • Notable : Awards : Public Service
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field