Robert Baden-Powell, 3rd Baron Baden-Powell

Robert Crause Baden-Powell, 3rd Baron Baden-Powell (born 15 October 1936) is the son of Carine Crause-Boardman and Peter Baden-Powell, 2nd Baron Baden-Powell,[1] the grandson of Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell and Olave Baden-Powell, the great-nephew of Agnes Baden-Powell, Baden Baden-Powell, George Baden-Powell, and Warington Baden-Powell, and the great-grandson of Baden Powell.

Robert Baden-Powell, 3rd Baron Baden-Powell
Born (1936-10-15) 15 October 1936

Family history

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa,[2] he was educated at Bryanston School. For his national service he served in the Royal Navy.

On the death of his father in 1962, he succeeded to the barony and baronetcy. He married Patience Hélène Mary Batty, only daughter of Major Douglas Myers Batty, of Melsetter, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), by his wife Elsie May Loker, on 1 August 1963.

Lady Baden-Powell served with many charities including, YWCA, Girls Alone in London, the National Playbus Association, NSPCC, Commonwealth Youth Exchange Council, SPCK, Surrey Council for Voluntary Youth Services, Surrey Antiques Fair, Walton Firs Camp Site as well as various local and national offices of the Girl Guides where she became commonwealth chief commissioner, and, latterly a vice-president. She was a vice President of the Scout Association. She also conducted a successful business life and was a director of Imperial Life of Canada, Surrey Radio and Fieldguard. She was appointed a CBE for her services to youth and was a deputy lord lieutenant for Surrey. She died in 2010.[1][3]


Lord Baden-Powell served the British Scout Association in a number of local, national and international capacities. He was chief scout commissioner from 1965 to 1982. He led the British contingent to the 1975 14th World Scout Jamboree at Lillehammer, Norway, was a deputy camp chief for two Canadian national jamborees (1979, 1983) and also for the World Scout Jamboree in Canada in 1983, where he was awarded the highest awards in both world and Canadian Scouting. (Bronze Wolf, Silver Fox). He led the British delegation to the World Scout Conference in Nairobi in 1973, and attended two others as a delegation member.


Lord Baden-Powell was a local authority finance broker in the City of London and director of the Bolton Building Society and, latterly the London Board of the Cheltenham & Gloucester Building Society. A director of a number of unit trusts (now part of F&C). He was chairman of the Sheldon Grange Housing Association. He is currently managing director of Fieldguard Ltd.

Public service

President, Surrey Council for Voluntary Youth Services, since 2010 Vice president, the Scout Association, since 1985 Vice president, Camping & Caravanning Club, since 2002 President, Camping & Caravanning Club, 1991-2002 Various Quarter Horse bodies, 1983-1991 (established Quarter Horse racing in the UK) Governor, Glenesk School, 1986-2005 Surrey Rural Housing Committee, 1985-1990 Ripley, Surrey Parish Council, 1977-1986


Coat of arms of Robert Baden-Powell, 3rd Baron Baden-Powell
Coat of Arms started using the 1st Baron Baden-Powell of Gilwell. Note that the orders are different for each successive baron.
Coronet of a baron
1st: a Lion passant Or in the paw a broken Tilting Spear in bend proper pendent therefrom by a Riband Gules an Escutcheon resting on a Wreath Sable charged with a Pheon Or (Powell); 2nd: out of a Crown Vallary Or a Demi Lion rampant Gules on the head a like Crown charged on the shoulders with a Cross Patée Argent and supporting with the paws a Sword Erect proper Pommel and Hilt Gold (Baden).
Quarterly: 1st and 4th, Per fess Or and Argent a Lion rampant gules between two Tilting Spears erect proper (Powell); 2nd and 3rd, Argent a Lion rampant proper on the head a Crown Vallary Or between four Crosses Patée Gules and as many Fleur-de-lis Azure alternately (Baden).
Dexter: an Officer of 13th/18th Hussars in full dress his Sword drawn over his shoulder proper; sinister: a Boy Scout holding a Staff also proper.
Ar Nyd Yw Pwyll Pyd Yw (Where there is steadiness, there will be a Powell).


  1. "Sir Robert Crause Baden-Powell, 3rd Baron Baden-Powell1". ThePeerage. Retrieved 11 March 2007.
  2. Harold Daw (June 2008). "Descendants of William Polle or Powle" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 March 2010. Retrieved 2 May 2009.
  3. "11 January 2011 - Lady Patience Baden-Powell obituary" 24 May 2011
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Peter Baden-Powell
Baron Baden-Powell
Heir presumptive:
Michael Baden-Powell
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Peter Baden-Powell
(of Bentley)
Heir presumptive:
Michael Baden-Powell
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