Olave Baden-Powell

Lady Baden-Powell, Chief GuideOlave Baden-Powell was born Olave Soames in 1889 and grew up in the country, enjoying an outdoor life with lots of rowing, riding, cycling, tennis and swimming! She met Robert Baden-Powell when she was travelling with her father and they fell in love even though he was very much older than her. They were married in 1912.

Olave was devoted to Scouting and Guiding and in 1918 became Chief Guide for Britain; in 1930 she became World Chief Guide.

The Baden-Powell's lived first in Hampshire and then in Kenya, and travelled extensively, visiting Scouts and Guides all over the world. When her husband died in 1941, Olave kept up the good work on her own. She is thought to have visited 111 countries and taken 648 flights in her life-time! She led the Guides for forty years and was honoured by many countries for her tireless service.

Fun Fact: When the Baden-Powell's were married, each scout contributed one penny towards a wedding present - a Rolls Royce!

Learn to Draw Olave Baden Powell

Learn to Draw Olave Baden-Powell

Guides is all about learning new skills and you can learn to draw Olave Baden-Powell, who was World Chief Guide and wife of Robert Baden-Powell.

Olave Baden Powell Colouring Page

Olave Baden-Powell Colouring Page

Have a go at colouring Olave Baden-Powell, wife of Robert Baden-Powell and Chief Guide for many years. She looks very smart in her uniform!

Olave Baden-Powell Notebooking Page

Olave Baden-Powell Notebooking Page

The smiling face of Olave Baden-Powell takes pride of place at the top of this notebooking page. What do you know about her? Record it all here, where there is room to write and draw. A fully lined page is also available.

Olave Baden-Powell Poster

Olave Baden-Powell Poster

Perhaps you could stick up this poster of Olave Baden-Powell next to one of her husband Robert! Olave was leader of the Guides and together they championed the Scout and Guide movement around the world.

Olave Baden-Powell Story Paper

Olave Baden-Powell Story Paper

Why not write something about Olave Baden-Powell on this story paper. There are two versions: one has special handwriting lines to help you and the other has plain lines.

Olave Baden-Powell Worksheet

Olave Baden-Powell Worksheet

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Olave Baden-Powell Writing Page

Olave Baden-Powell Writing Page

Get writing about this inspirational lady, Olave Baden-Powell, who used to be World Chief Guide! Print in black and white and then colour the picture, or print the colour version.

You can watch this very old footage of Lord and Lady Baden-Powell, Chief Scout and Chief Guide, visiting Fort William in Canada, nearly 100 years ago!

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