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Gone Home - Lord Michael Baden-Powell, 4th Baron of Gilwell - 3rd July 2023
It is with deep sadness that we inform our Scouting & Guiding family of the passing of Lord Michael Baden-Powell, a dear friend to all in our movement. The grandson of the Founder of Scouting, Lord Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron of Gilwell, Michael succeeded as the 4th Baron Baden-Powell of Gilwell on 28th December 2019, after the death of his brother Robert.
Beyond his role as a noble ambassador, Michael selflessly dedicated his time and energy to the movement he cherished. He attended an enormous number of National Events and International Events, leaving an enduring impact on Scouts around the world. His involvement extended beyond borders, as he served in various esteemed positions such as a B-P Fellow, a member of the World Scout Foundation, the Baden-Powell Foundation of Australia, and the Victorian Scout Foundation. Additionally, he served as a patron and close friend of Scout Heritage Victoria.
Following his passing, the title of Lord Baden-Powell of Gilwell and 5th Baron of Gilwell has been assumed by the Hon David Baden-Powell, a valued member of Scouts Victoria.
Rest in peace, Lord Michael Baden-Powell. Your immense contributions to the Scouting movement will never be forgotten.
Extract from comments by Rod Byrnes, Chief Commissioner - Scouts Victoria.
The International Scout and Guide Fellowship has 56 full member countries and 5 associate members. Each of these countries is represented by a 'National Scout and Guide Fellowship'. Australia's Fellowship is the National Scout and Guide Fellowship of Australia and was accepted as a full member in 1961.
The Aims of the International Scout and Guide Fellowship are to encourage its members ...
to personally keep alive the spirit of the Promise and Law as laid down by Lord Robert Baden-Powell, Founder of the Scout and Guide Movements,
to bring that spirit into the communities in which they live and work, and
to actively support Scouting and Guiding in these communities, in their countries and worldwide.
NSGFA represents four constituent organisations:
Baden-Powell Scout Guild of Australia.
Trefoil Guild of Australia.
St Georges Guilds in Australia Inc.
Scouts Western Australia Fellowship.
The NSGFA Executive is the administrative body and consists of 3 representatives from the Baden-Powell Scout Guild and 3 representatives from the Trefoil Guild.
The Executive is rotated to a different State every 3 years.
How to Join
The Trefoil Guild is open to any adult female who has, or is prepared to, make the Guide Promise and endeavour to live by it. There are Trefoil Guilds in all Australian States and Territories.
B-P Guild accepts male and female adults who have been Scouts or Guides and those willing to accept the aims and principles of ISGF. There are B-P Guilds in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia.
St Georges Guild accept male and female adults who have been Scouts and Guides. This Guild currently operates near Ryde in Sydney NSW.
The Scouts Western Australia Fellowship is open to former Scout Association Members and former Leaders.
To contact any of the above organisations, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org