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Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell

Lieutenant General Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, was a British Army officer, writer and first Chief Scout of the world-wide Boy Scout Movement, founder, with his sister Agnes, of the world-wide Girl Guide / Girl Scout Movement. Baden-Powell authored the first editions of the seminal work Scouting for Boys, an inspiration for the Scout Movement. Educated at Charterhouse in Surrey, Baden-Powell served in the British Army from 1876 until 1910 in India and Africa. In 1899, during the Second Boer War in South Africa, Baden-Powell defended the town in the Siege of Mafeking. Several of his military books, written for military reconnaissance and scout training in his African years, were read by boys. In 1907, he held a demonstration camp, the Brownsea Island Scout camp, now seen as the beginning of Scouting. Based on his earlier books Aids to Scouting, he wrote Scouting for Boys, published in 1908 by Sir Arthur Pearson, for boy readership. In 1910 Baden-Powell formed The Boy Scouts Association.

The first Scout Rally was held at The Crystal Palace in 1909. Girls in Scout uniform attended, telling Baden-Powell that they were the "Girl Scouts". In 1910, Baden-Powell and his sister Agnes Baden-Powell started the Girl Guides Movement. In 1912 he married Olave St Clair Soames, he gave guidance to the Scout and Girl Guide movements until retiring in 1937. Baden-Powell lived his last years in Nyeri, where he died and was buried in 1941, his grave is a national monument. Baden-Powell's father was the Reverend Professor Baden Powell, a prominent mathematician and theologian, whose family originated in Suffolk, his mother was Henrietta Grace, daughter of Admiral William Henry Smyth whose earliest known Smyth ancestor was a Royalist American colonist. Baden-Powell was born as Robert Stephenson Smyth Powell at 6 Stanhope Street, London, on 22 February 1857, he was called Stephe by his family. He was named after his godfather, Robert Stephenson, the railway and civil engineer, his third name was his mother's maiden name.

Baden-Powell was a son of The Reverend Baden Powell, Savilian Professor of Geometry at Oxford University and Church of England priest and his third wife, Henrietta Grace Smyth, eldest daughter of Admiral William Henry Smyth. After Powell died in 1860, to identify her children with her late husband's fame, to set her own children apart from their half-siblings and cousins, his mother styled the family name Baden-Powell; the name was legally changed by Royal Licence on 30 April 1902. Baden-Powell had four older half-siblings from the second of his father's two previous marriages, was the sixth child of his father's third marriage:- Warington George Augustus, ill and died young Francis Henrietta Smyth, 28 October 1851 – 9 March 1854, who died before B-P was born John Penrose Smyth, 21 December 1852 – 14 December 1855, who died before B-P was born Jessie Smyth 25 November 1855 – 24 July 1856, who died before B-P was born B-P Agnes Baden The three children preceding B-P had all died young before he was born, so there was a seven-year gap.

Baden-Powell's father died. Subsequently, Baden-Powell was raised by his mother, a strong woman, determined that her children would succeed. In 1933 he said of her "The whole secret of my getting on, lay with my mother."Baden-Powell attended Rose Hill School, Tunbridge Wells. He was given a scholarship to a prestigious public school, he played the piano and violin, was an ambidextrous artist, enjoyed acting. Holidays were spent on canoeing expeditions with his brothers, his first introduction to Scouting skills was through stalking and cooking game while avoiding teachers in the nearby woods, which were out-of-bounds. In 1876 Baden-Powell joined the 13th Hussars in India with the rank of lieutenant, he enhanced and honed his military scouting skills amidst the Zulu in the early 1880s in the Natal province of South Africa, where his regiment had been posted, where he was Mentioned in Despatches. During one of his travels, he came across a large string of wooden beads. Although Baden-Powell claimed the beads had been those of the Zulu king Dinizulu, one researcher learned from Baden-Powell's diary that he had taken beads from a dead woman's body around that time and indeed the bead form is more similar to dowry beads than to warrior beads.

The beads were incorporated into the Wood Badge training programme he started after he founded the Scouting Movement. Baden-Powell's skills impressed his superiors and in 1890 he was brevetted Major as Military Secretary and senior Aide-de-camp to the Commander-in-Chief and Governor of Malta, his uncle General Sir Henry Augustus Smyth, he was posted to Malta for three years working as intelligence officer for the Mediterranean for the Director of Military Intelligence. He travelled disguised as a butterfly collector, incorporating plans of military installations into his drawings of butterfly wings. In 1884 he published Scouting. Baden-Powell returned to Africa in 1896, served in the Second Matabele War, in the expedition to relieve British South Africa Company personnel under siege in Bulawayo; this was a formative experience for him not only because he commanded reconnaissance missions into enemy territory in the Matopos Hills, but because many of his Boy Scout ideas took hold h


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Prathai District

Prathai is a district in the northeastern part of Nakhon Ratchasima Province, northeastern Thailand. Prathai village was settled in the Khmer era. King Jayavarman II set his camp in the area. After his reign, Prathai was deserted, it became a community again in the Sukhothai era. Prathai in Khmer means'camp'. Tambon Prathai was separated from Bua Yai District to create a minor district on 1 January 1961 and upgraded to a full district in 1963. Neighboring districts are: Nong Song Hong of Khon Kaen Province. Prathai is divided into 13 sub-districts, which are further subdivided into 151 administrative villages. Missing numbers are tambons. There is one sub-district municipality in the district: Prathai consisting of parts of sub-district Prathai. There are 13 sub-district administrative organizations in the district: Prathai consisting of parts of sub-district Prathai. Krathum Rai consisting of sub-district Krathum Rai. Wang Mai Daeng consisting of sub-district Wang Mai Daeng. Talat Sai consisting of sub-district Talat Sai.

Nong Phluang consisting of sub-district Nong Phluang. Nong Khai consisting of sub-district Nong Khai. Han Huai Sai consisting of sub-district Han Huai Sai. Don Man consisting of sub-district Don Man. Nang Ram consisting of sub-district Nang Ram. Non Phet consisting of sub-district Non Phet. Thung Sawang consisting of sub-district Thung Sawang. Khok Klang consisting of sub-district Khok Klang. Mueang Don consisting of sub-district Mueang Don.