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Died on this day - Robert Baden-Powell

8th January 1941

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.

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