In 1912, the founder of the Boy Scouts, Robert
Baden-Powell, married Miss Olave St. Clair Soames. All individual members of the Scouting movement were invited to subscribe
to a wedding present. Individual Boy Scouts were limited to one penny each and Scoutmasters to one shilling each.
By March 1913, a total of £411 14s. 1d. had been collected towards what was popularly known as 'B.P.'s
Penny Wedding Present.' It was decided to buy a motor car and their choice fell upon a 1913, 20 H.P. 6-cylinder
What was not known until recently
is that following on from the presentation of this
20 H.P. Landaulette in 1913, Baden-Powell had at least four other
Standards throughout the 1920's.
Now all the cars owned by Baden-Powell over the years are mentioned
and illustrated in a new book by Colin Walker "Jam Roll, Baden-Powell: The Man and his Motors"
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