- January 1st – Happy New Year!
- January 12, 1910 – Girl Guides created in England
- January 8, 1941 – Baden-Powell dies in Nyeri, Kenya, where he spent the last few years of his life
- January 24, 1908 – Scouting for Boys is first published
- January 1941 – Air Scouts created (later became Air Explorers then Aviation Explorers, then Aviation Career Exploring as part of the Learning for Life organization)