Founders’ Day

Worldwide in nearly all Scout associations, Founders’ Day is celebrated on February 22, the birthday of Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell (born in 1857), the founder of Scouting, and coincidentally also of his wife Olave Baden-Powell (born in 1889).

Individual associations also celebrate their own founding on other dates, although these are generally restricted to “major” anniversaries, such as a decennial. Girl Scouts of the USA celebrate Founders Day on October 31, the birthday of Juliette Low.