William de Bois Maclaren

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William Frederick de Bois Maclaren (17 November 1856 – 3 June 1921) was publisher, businessman and Scout Commissioner for Rosneath, Dunbartonshire, Scotland. He is most recognized as the first major benefactor of Scouting by donating Gilwell Park in 1919.

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William de Bois Maclaren
W.F. de B. Maclaren
Director of Rubber Estate Agency
Born
William Frederick McLaren

(1856-11-17)17 November 1856
Glasgow, Scotland
Died3 June 1921(1921-06-03) (aged 64)
NationalityScottish
OccupationPublisher
Known forDonation of Gilwell Park to The Scout Association
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