Hubert S. Martin

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Hubert S. Martin was the first director of the International Scout Bureau in 1918, a position he held until his death in the 1930s.

Martin was an early official in the Boy Scout Association. He was one of Baden-Powell's instructors at the first Wood Badge course held at Gilwell Park, September 8-19, 1919. While serving as the International Commissioner of the Boy Scout Association, Martin became the first director of the International Bureau, a position now known as Secretary General of the World Organization of the Scout Movement.

The Boy Scouts' International Conference (now called the World Scout Conference) was created by the 31 national Scout movements represented at the first World Scout Jamboree held at Olympia, London in 1920. A Bureau was established at 25, Buckingham Palace Road, London, and Hubert S. Martin, was initially appointed as Honorary Director.


  • Scouting in Other Lands, 1926

See also


World Organization of the Scout Movement
Preceded by
first incumbent
International Scout Bureau Director
1920 – 1938
Succeeded by
J. S. Wilson