Lord Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell of Gilwell (Chief Scout of the World) founded Scouting in 1907, a worldwide movement affecting nearly 31 million young people around the world carrying the peace message that the founder intended to deliver throughout his life.
He also was a decorated soldier, talented artist, actor and free-thinker. He wrote no fewer than 32 books, received honorary degrees from at least six Universities, in addition to 28 foreign orders and decorations and 19 foreign Scout awards were bestowed upon him. For over one hundred years the Scout Movement has contributed to building a better world through the personal commitment of hundred of millions of women and men living up to their Scout Promise. In many countries people with leadership roles (politics, civil society, international organisations, business) are former Scouts. This does not happen by chance. Scouting is an educational movement, open to all, which aims to help young people develop to their full potential as human beings; it pursues this objective through a carefully designed and constantly improved method. Scouting builds on a value system which encourages the combined development of autonomy and responsibility within a clear ethical and spiritual framework.
We believe that a man who had such a huge impact on millions of people should be recognized for his work by creating a doodle for him that should be displayed on the 22nd of February each year.
Wissam Abi Chaker