Major Baden Fletcher Smyth Baden-Powell

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About Major Baden Fletcher Smyth Baden-Powell

Baden Fletcher Smyth Baden-Powell, FS, FRAS, FRMetS (22 May 1860–3 October 1937) was the youngest son of Baden Powell, and the brother of Robert Baden-Powell, Warington Baden-Powell, George Baden-Powell, and Agnes Baden-Powell. He was also the uncle of Peter Baden-Powell, 2nd Baron Baden-Powell and Betty Clay, and the great-uncle of Robert Baden-Powell, 3rd Baron Baden-Powell and Michael Baden-Powell.

Baden-Powell was a military aviation pioneer and a Fellow and later President of the Royal Aeronautical Society and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He was one of the first to see the use of aviation in a military context. He built his first balloons and planes together with his sister Agnes.

He contributed to the Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition entry on 'kite-flying'.


Baden-Powell was the first who brought flying-based activities into Scouting[citation needed] , in the form of kite and model aeroplane building. He can be considered the founder of Air Scouting[citation needed] even though he thought it was hardly feasible to have special 'Air Scouts'.

Baden-Powell was President and later District Commissioner of a North London District, was District Commissioner of Sevenoaks District, Kent between 1918 and 1935, and was Headquarters Commissioner for Aviation from 1923, until his death in 1937.

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Major Baden Fletcher Smyth Baden-Powell's Timeline

May 22, 1860
October 3, 1937
Age 77