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During her long and devoted work for Guiding and Scouting, Lady Baden-Powell has travelled more than half a million miles. 

She has been round the world five times, and has logged no fewer than six hundred and thirteen aircraft flights. She is probably the most travelled woman in the world. 

Guides, Scouts, Brownies and Cub Scouts of every land have felt her warmth and her deep, personal interest in them. She is a lady of rare quality, and Guiding and Scouting owe her an un-repayable debt. Kipling’s words in his famous poem "If " are truly fulfilled in her, for she has "talked with crowds" and "walked with kings", yet kept "the common touch".

Girl Guide Annual 1970

Quick look at Olave’s travels

1889

Born at Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England

1903

Visited Scotland for two months

1909

Visited Norwegian Fjords

1910

Visited French Riviera

1912

Cruise to the West Indies

1913

Gibraltar, Malta, Algeria, Italy

1914

Scotland

1915-16

France - serving in Army Recreation Hut

1918

France - visiting W.A.A.C.

1919

Tour in U.S.A. Cologne and Belgian battlefields

1920

First World Scout Jamboree, England

1921

India, Burma, Ceylon, Palestine, Egypt.

1922

France, Switzerland

1923

Canada, U.S.A.

1924

First World Camp, Foxlease, England. Denmark, Sweden

1926

U.S.A. for World Conference, South Africa, Southern Rhodesia

1927

South Africa, Sweden

1928

Hungary for World Conference. Austria, Germany, Wales

1929

Canary Is., Sierra Leone, Dakar, Tangier, Lisbon

1930

West Indies, Panama, Cuba, Bermuda, U.S.A. World Conference, Foxlease, England. (see Dive Bell)

1931

New Zealand, Australia, South Africa

1932

Switzerland, Poland

1933

Malta, Italy, Gibraltar, European Northern Capitals

1934

Gibraltar, France, Malta, Algiers, Portugal

1935

Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Newfoundland, U.S.A., Kenya, Uganda, Tanganyika, Zanzibar

1936

Northern and Southern Rhodesia, St. Helena, Sweden, France

1937

India, Malta, Holland, Kenya

1938

Northern and Southern Rhodesia, Kenya, South Africa, Switzerland

1939-40

Kenya

1941

Kenya, Tanganyika, Northern Rhodesia, Uganda, Belgian Congo

1942

South Africa

1943

England, Scotland, Wales, Ulster

1944

English Counties, Isle of Man

1945

France, Switzerland, Italy, Luxembourg, Belgium, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Liechtenstein

1946

Cuba, Mexico, West Indies, British Guiana, U.S.A., Canada, Newfoundland, France, Switzerland, Czechoslovakia, Holland, Eire

1947

France, Australia

1948

Australia, New Zealand, Panama, Curacao, U.S.A., Greece, Malta, Italy, France

1949

Wales, Scotland, Ulster, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Holland, Belgium, Denmark, Greece, Egypt, Sudan, Kenya

1950

Kenya, Uganda, Tanganyika, Zanzibar, Northern and Southern Rhodesia, Nyasaland (Malawi), Swaziland, Basutoland (Lesotho), South Africa, Belgian Congo, Nigeria, Gold Coast, Sierra Leone, Gambia

1951

Guadeloupe, Martinique, Barbados, Trinidad, Tobago, British Guiana, Grenada, St. Vincent, St. Lucia, Dominica, Montserrat, Antigua, St. Kitts, Bermuda, Bahamas, Haiti, Puerto Rico., Belgium for World Committee

1952

Lecture tour in U.S.A. (45 towns). Canada, Scotland, Norway, Switzerland

1953

France, Canada, U.S.A.

1954

U.S.A., Bermuda, France, Sweden, Switzerland, Holland

1955

Ulster, Isle of Man, Switzerland, Sweden, Canada, U.S.A.

1956

U.S.A., Mexico, Scotland, Germany, Iceland, Switzerland, Malta, Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Northern and Southern Rhodesia

1957

Kenya, Tanganyika, Zanzibar, England for Centenary and Jubilee celebrations, Ghana, Scotland, Denmark, Switzerland, Australia

1958

Papua, New Guinea, Fiji, Philippines, Hong Kong, Malaya, North Borneo, Sarawak, Ceylon. Switzerland, Belgium, North Wales

1959

Kenya, Scotland, Ulster, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, British Honduras, Mexico. U.S.A., Ireland

1960

Gibraltar, Portugal, Germany, Denmark, Greece, Finland, Switzerland, Nigeria, Lebanon, Pakistan

1961

India, East Pakistan, Burma, Ceylon, Italy, Isle of Wight, Canada, U.S.A.

1962

U.S.A., Canada, Denmark, Holland, Iceland, Switzerland, Sweden, Scotland, Wales. Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Malaya, Kenya

1963

Kenya, Thailand, Uganda, Tanganyika, Northern and Southern Rhodesia, Denmark, Greece

1964 Israel, Trinidad & Tobago and Surinam 
1965 Kenya
1966 India, Philippines
1967 Australia
1969 Australia, Finland, Belgium, Kenya, South Africa, USA, Denmark
1970 Diagnosed with diabetes, ordered to stop travelling!

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