Alix Liddell

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Alix Liddell
Occupation Guiding; Writing
Spouse Maurice Liddell (1937-?)
Children Virginia Sarah Alix Ashton (née Liddell)
Judith Rose Jackson (née Liddell)
Parents Rose Kerr
Lord Mark Kerr

Alix Liddell OBE (née Kerr) (May 10 19071981) contributed to the Guiding and Girl Scouting movement both in the United Kingdom and internationally. She wrote several books on the history of Guiding.


Liddell was the daughter of Rose Margaret Kerr, a pioneer of Guiding, and Lord Mark Kerr, a British Rear admiral. On July 28 1937 she married Maurice Arthur Liddell. They had two children. Virginia Sarah Alix Ashton (née Liddell) was born on September 16 1941 and Judith Rose Jackson (née Liddell) was born on October 2 1944.

Guiding and Scouting

The Kerr family were personal friends of Olave and Robert Baden-Powell and Liddell's mother was heavily involved in Guiding. Liddell began her life in Guiding as a Brownie. She attended the first International Camp in Normandy in 1922. Later she became both a Guider and a Commissioner. She held numerous positions at national level within UK Guiding including Chairman of Publications Committee, International Commissioner and member of Education Panel. She attended nine of the ten World Conferences between 1950 and 1975. Liddell produced numerous books on Guiding, including several on the history of the movement. She was editor of The Council Fire, a World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) publication, for nearly 30 years. Liddell was a Silver Fish.


  • 1948: International Notebook - Europe
  • 1954: Story of the Girl Guides: 1908-1938 (Revised by Liddell)
  • 1957: The True Book about Girl Guides
  • 1960: The First Fifty Years
  • (1965?): The Story of Our Chalet, Olave House, Our Cabaña (with Ida von Herrenschwand and Ethel Rusk Dermady)
  • 1970: The Girl Guides, 1910-1970
  • (1976?): Briefly it's Guides
  • 1976: Story of the Girl Guides: 1938 - 1975

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