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Statue (lost): Baden-Powell statue

Erection date: 12/7/1961


{Plaque on front of plinth:} Robert First Baron Baden-Powell of Gilwell O.M., 1857-1941, founder of the Boy Scout Movement.
{Left of plinth:} 19 DP 61

Unveiled by the Duke of Gloucester, President of the Scout Association as part of the official opening of the building. We thank Jamie Davis for finding this link to the British Pathe news film of the unveiling, where we also see a plaque inside the building being unveiled by the Queen.

Statues are seldom carved in granite (a very hard stone). Another one is William IV in Greenwich.

Site: Baden-Powell statue (1 memorial)

SW7, Queen's Gate, 65-67 Baden-Powell House

2021: Alan Freeland wrote to say "Sadly Baden Powell House has been sold - Baden Powell statue is no longer outside." So we've marked it as lost. We think it has probably been taken to Scouting HQ at Gilwell Park, near Chingford, along with the other Baden-Powell memorabilia.

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Robert Baden-Powell

Army officer and founder of the boy scouts and girl guides. Born as Robert St...

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Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester

Soldier and member of the Royal Family.  Born at Sandringham, third son of Ge...

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Donald Potter

Born Donald Steele Potter at Parsonage House, Newington, Kent. He became a pe...

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