Nomination archive


Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Year:1937
Number:34 - 1
 
Nominee 1:
Name: American Friends Service Committee
Year, Birth:1672
City:Washington, DC
Country:UNITED STATES (US)
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1947
 
Nominee 2:
Name: Friends' Service Council
Year, Birth:1647
City:London
Country:UNITED KINGDOM (GB)
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1947
 
Nominee 3:
Name:Sir Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell
Gender:M
Year, Birth:1857
Year, Death:1941
Profession:Army officer. Founder of the Boy Scouts movement.
City:London
Country:UNITED KINGDOM (GB)
 
Motivation:The American Friends' Service Committee and Friends' Service Council advocated peace and pacifism. During WWI the Quakers performed relief work neglected by other humanitarian organizations. From the 1930s the Quakers mostly agitated for peace in ecclesiastical circles, and they initiated a peace committee for all English religious communities. The Quakers also aided political refugees coming from Germany, and for this purpose they established the organization "Service International d'Aide aux Réfugiés". 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:
Name:Cornelius Bernhard Hanssen
Gender:M
Profession:Shipowner. Member of the Nobel Committee (1913-1939).
City:Flekkefjord
Country:NORWAY (NO)
 
Comments: The nominator suggested that the prize was either divided between the two Quaker organizations, or awarded Baden-Powell.
 

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