Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
Scoutmaster-General: I wonder if this title is the source on which Baden-Powell (1857-1941) (himself a famous scout while a young cavalry officer in the British army, a major contributor (possibly the first?) to devising systematic training for army scouts, and ultimately a Lieutenant-General and Inspector General of the cavalry) drew for the title he gave to the adult leaders he recruited for his new organization, the Boy Scouts? Within the movement, he himself was known in later years not as the Scoutmaster-General, but as the "Chief Scout of the World."
Per L&M Companion:
A Royalist agent in the 1650's; Gentleman-cupbearer in ordinary 1663; Scoutmaster-General 1665-89.
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