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in Peace, 1901-1956

Year: 1928
Number: 4-8
   
Nominee:  
Sir Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell
M
1857
1941
Army officer. Founder of the Boy Scouts movement.
London
GB (UNITED KINGDOM)
   
Motivation: Baden-Powell founded the Boy Scouts movement in 1907 and he organized the movement internationally. He and his sister Agnes founded the Girl Guides in 1910 (in the US Girls Scouts from 1912). In 1916 Baden-Powell organized the Wolf Cubs in Great Britain (Cub Scouts in the US) for boys under the age of 11. The nominators emphasized the brotherly mentality and the non-militaristic character of the movement.
   
Nominator:
 
Viscount Hakushaku Goto Shimpei
M
Member of the Japanese government
Tokyo
JP (JAPAN)
   
Evaluation:
   
Evaluator 1:  
Jakob Worm-Müller
M
   
Comment: Goto Shimpei nominated Baden-Powell on behalf of 5 other Japanese persons.
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