Baron Baden-Powell

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Baron Baden-Powell, of Gilwell in the County of Essex, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1929 for the military commander Lieutenant-General Robert Baden-Powell, hero of the Siege of Mafeking and founder of the international scouting movement. He had already been created a Baronet, of Gilwell in the County of Essex, in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 4 December 1922. As of 2023 the titles are held by his great-grandson, the fifth Baron, who succeeded his father in 2023.

Coat of Arms of Baron Baden-Powell

The ribbon below the family crest bears the family's motto, "Ar Nyd Yw Pwyll Pyd Yw" (Where there's fortitude, there'll be a Powell).

Barons Baden-Powell (1929)

The heir apparent to the title Baron Baden-Powell and the baronetcy is the son of the present baron, Maxwell Baden-Powell (b. 23 July 2009).


The spouse of the Baron may use the title Baroness.

  • Olave (St. Clair Soames) Baden-Powell (1889-1977), spouse of Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baroness.
  • Carine Crause (Boardman) Baden-Powell (1909 - 1993), spouse of Peter Baden-Powell, 2nd Baroness.
  • Patience Hélène Mary (Batty) Baden-Powell (1936 – 2010), spouse of Robert Crause Baden-Powell, 3rd Baroness.
  • Joan Phillips (Berryman) Baden-Powell, spouse of Michael Baden-Powell, 4th Baroness.
  • Edwina Sophie (Foster) Baden-Powell, spouse of David Baden-Powell, present and 5th Baroness.


  • Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
  • Leigh Rayment's Peerage Page