East of England
Bury Road, Sewardstonebury
(Gilwell Park Scout Activity Centre)
Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell
London 1857 - Nyeri, Kenya 1941
lieutenant-general in the British Army, writer, founder of the Scout Movement and first Chief Scout of The Boy Scouts Association
Bronze bust of Baden-Powel in a scouting uniform with hat.
The bust is a later cast of the bust made in in 1962 by the Asociacion Nacional Escultista Mexicana Caballeros y Guias Aztecas (the National Association of Mexican Scouts and Aztec Guides) for its 25th anniversary. Four replicas were made, the one in Gillwell park was donated in 1968 to Lady Olave Baden-Powell by the Mexican ambassador Eduardo Suarez.
Gilwell Park is the Scout Association's national headquarters. It is located in Sewardstonebury, belonging to Waltham Abbey, Essex, although usually the address is given as (North) London.
- Unknown artist. Do you know who the sculptor is? please let us know.
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Location (N 51°38'59" - E 0°0'7")
Item Code: gbee116; Photograph: 17 March 2019
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