Robert Crause Baden-Powell, 3rd Baron Baden-Powell

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Robert Crause Baden-Powell, 3rd Baron Baden-Powell
Occupation Wine merchant
Motor car salesman
PR officer at the BBC
Spouse Patience Helene Marry Batty
Parents Peter Baden-Powell
Carine Crause-Boardman

Sir Robert Crause Baden-Powell, 3rd Baron Baden-Powell (born 15 October 1936 in Johannesburg, South Africa - died 28 December 2019 in Surrey, Engeland) was the son of Carine Crause-Boardman and and Peter Baden-Powell. His brother Michael Baden-Powell inherited the the title after his death. Robert Crause was the grandson of Robert Baden-Powell and Olave Baden-Powell.

Family history

Robert Crause was educated in Bryanston, and became officer in the Royal Navy in 1955. On the death of his father Peter Baden-Powell, 2nd Baron Baden-Powell, he succeeded to the title in 1962. He married Patience Helene Marry Batty, who later became Chief Commissioner of the Girl Guides and Vice-president of the Girl Guides Association. As the couple doesn't have children, his brother Michael Baden-Powell (1940-2023) inherited the title Baron of Gilwell after he died. [1]


In Scouting, Robert Crause Baden-Powell was Chief Scouts Commissioner 1965–1982, when he became Vice-president of The Scout Association. He lived in Guildford, England, where he died at the age of 83[1]


He gave an interview at the Jamboree in Canada. In the interview he explains the origin of the name "Baden-Powell" and the origin of Scouting. He also tells an anecdote explaining the expectation people had of him because his name was "Baden-Powell". For example, people expect him to just know how to make a fire because he is who he is.


Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Arthur Robert Peter Baden-Powell
Baron Baden-Powell
1962 - 2019
Succeeded by
David Michael Baden-Powell