The Royal Patron of the Olave Baden-Powell Society
Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte of Denmark
She dutifully attends each OB-PS Board meeting, which take place twice a year, as well as the annual OB-PS Event which is held in a different country each year. At these events, Her Royal Highness presents new supporters with their OB-PS certificate and pin and formally welcomes them into the Society. She also presents the Princess Benedikte Award, given out in her honour, to some of our most generous donors.
Outside of Guiding and Scouting, Princess Benedikte’s main focus is on social, cultural, health and sport issues. Her Royal Highness takes a keen interest in the work of the Danish Alzheimerforening as well as in the World Diabetes Foundation, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the Foundation for Allergy Research in Europe, the National Society Against Eating Disorders, the SOS Children’s Village Denmark and the Paralympic Committee Denmark, organisations of which she is the patron.
Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte of Denmark has been the royal patron of OB-PS since its inception in 1984. She is the second of the three daughters of King Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid of Denmark and is in the succession to the throne of Denmark. In 1968 Princess Benedikte married His Serene Highness Prince Richard zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and took up residence at Schloss Berleburg in Germany. To this day she splits her time between her home in Germany and the Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen.
For decades, members of the Danish Royal Family have committed themselves to the Girl Guides and Girl Scout movement nationally as well as internationally. Her Royal Highness is president of the Joint Committee of Girl Guides in Denmark and chairs its meetings. In 1993 the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts presented Princess Benedikte with their prestigious Silver Medal for outstanding service.