Official History of Scouting

A Step-by-Step Guide

Author: Paul Moynihan,Lord Baden-Powell

Publisher: Hamlyn

ISBN: 9780600613985

Category: History

Page: 160

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It’s time to “Be Prepared.” The 100th anniversary of Scouting is approaching in 2007, and this authorized history, written by Paul Moynihan, the official Archivist at Scouting’s world headquarters, will be in demand throughout the celebrations. An irresistible souvenir for anyone who’s ever been a member of the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cubs, or Brownies, this lavishly illustrated volume is packed with memorabilia—including badges, uniforms, publications, and letters—along with previously unpublished photos of Lord Robert Baden-Powell, the military hero who started Scouting; Brownsea Island, the very first Scout c& and every World Scout Jamboree since 1920.

The Official Handbook for Boys

Author: Boy Scouts of America

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN: 1557094411

Category: History

Page: 448

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Combines guidance in the meaning, spirit, and activities of scouting with detailed information on camping, hiking, nature and wildlife, first aid, and good citizenship

Scouting for Boys

The Original 1908 Edition

Author: Robert Baden-Powell

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486457192

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 397

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Originally published: London: H. Cox, c1908.

The Scouts

Author: Susan Cohen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0747812667

Category: History

Page: 56

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Scouts have been part of the fabric of British society since the Movement's founding by Lieutenant-General Robert Baden-Powell in 1907, and Scout training continues to provide young people with 'instruction in good citizenship' to this day. Beginning with an outline of Baden-Powell's life and influences, Susan Cohen here tells the story of the Scout Movement and its growth from an experimental camp held on Brownsea Island, Dorset, attended by a handful of boys, into a multi-cultural, multi-national movement involving (in 2011) some 400,000 young people (including 60,000 girls) in the UK and millions of others across the world.

The history of youth work in Europe, Volume 4 - Relevance for today's youth work policy

Author: N.A

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9287178682

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 142

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Since 2008, the European Union–Council of Europe youth partnership has regularly organised debates and discussions on the history of youth work policy and practice in various countries in Europe, in co-operation with its partners. The results have been published in three volumes of the Youth Knowledge Series. Volume 4 of the History of youth work in Europe, edited by Marti Taru, Filip Coussée and Howard Williamson, covers the 2011 workshop in Tallinn, which was co-organised by the European Union–Council of Europe youth partnership and the Estonian authorities with the support of Finnish and Flemish partners, and sums up the discussions in the previous three volumes.

Scouting for Girls

A Century of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts

Author: Tammy M. Proctor

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313381143

Category: History

Page: 189

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This volume examines scouting—the largest voluntary movement for girls—in its first century of existence, seeking to understand how the organization has lasted and how it has changed.

Urban Green

Nature, Recreation, and the Working Class in Industrial Chicago

Author: Colin Fisher

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469619962

Category: Nature

Page: 248

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In early twentieth-century America, affluent city-dwellers made a habit of venturing out of doors and vacationing in resorts and national parks. Yet the rich and the privileged were not the only ones who sought respite in nature. In this pathbreaking book, historian Colin Fisher demonstrates that working-class white immigrants and African Americans in rapidly industrializing Chicago also fled the urban environment during their scarce leisure time. If they had the means, they traveled to wilderness parks just past the city limits as well as to rural resorts in Wisconsin and Michigan. But lacking time and money, they most often sought out nature within the city itself--at urban parks and commercial groves, along the Lake Michigan shore, even in vacant lots. Chicagoans enjoyed a variety of outdoor recreational activities in these green spaces, and they used them to forge ethnic and working-class community. While narrating a crucial era in the history of Chicago's urban development, Fisher makes important interventions in debates about working-class leisure, the history of urban parks, environmental justice, the African American experience, immigration history, and the cultural history of nature.

Adolescence in Modern Irish History

Author: Catherine Cox,Susannah Riordan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230374913

Category: History

Page: 229

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This edited collection is the first to address the topic of adolescence in Irish history. It brings together established and emerging scholars to examine the experience of Irish young adults from the 'affective revolution' of the early nineteenth century to the emergence of the teenager in the 1960s.

Scouting in Hong Kong, 1910-2010

Author: Paul Kua

Publisher: Scout Association of HK

ISBN: 9789627835691

Category: Boy Scouts

Page: 472

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Scouting in Hong Kong, 1910-2010 covers the "what, how, when, who, why and so what" of the Hong Kong Scout Movement from 1910 to 2010, using a large volume of primary sources. It deals with the development of the youth movement both as a subject of enquiry and as an analytical tool which may shed light upon the broader history of Hong Kong. The author combines professed aim of Scouting (citizenship), the key motives for supporting it (governance, war, secular education and religious conversion) and the most relevant differentiating identities (race, class, gender and age) to analyze the experience of young people involved in Hong Kong Scouting throughout the years, both colonial and post-colonial. The book is richly illustrated with interesting and instructive images and relied heavily on a doctoral dissertation by the author, though they are also significantly different in both structure and content. It is a critical study aimed at both general readers and readers with more specific interests, and should enrich their understanding of the histories of Scouting, youth, citizenship education, the colonies, the British Empire, decolonization, China and Hong Kong. By reconstructing the evolution of Scouting from a niche movement for a handful of British boys before the First World War to a fully indigenized and co-educational mass movement in the post-colonial Hong Kong society, it fills a gap in the historical studies of youth movements around the world. By analyzing how the movement and the (re)construction of its particular brand of citizenship training reflected the development of the community, it adds to our understanding of the political, cultural and social history of Hong Kong, often influenced by that of China. By demonstrating the uniqueness of its evolution in the colonial context, it provides useful comparative insights into the history of imperialism and colonial youth movements. By exploring the choices made by local Scouting since Hong Kong's retrocession of sovereignty to China, it compliments other studies on decolonization and post-colonial citizenship.

Baden-Powell

Founder of the Boy Scouts

Author: Tim Jeal

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300125135

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 720

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R.S.S. Baden-Powell, who founded the Boy Scouts movement in 1908, was a British military hero during the Boer War and an author, actor, artist, spy, sportsman, and female impersonator. In this absorbing and humane account of Baden-Powell’s extraordinary life, Tim Jeal reveals for the first time the complex figure behind the saintly public mask, showing him to be a man of both dazzling talents and crippling secret fears. Reviews of the earlier edition: “Baden-Powell’s life story is as rich and engrossing as any of his memorable campfire yarns . . . a monumental biography.”—Zara Steiner, New York Times Book Review “In an age of good biographies, here is one that deserves to be called great . . . a magnificent book.”—Piers Brendon, Mail on Sunday “Jeal’s Baden-Powell is brave and self-seeking, devious and honorable, a domestic paragon whose repressed homosexuality fired his career, a soldier of genius who ultimately rejected militarism. . . . The story that Tim Jeal has to tell is epic, funny, and touching.”—Philip Oakes, New Statesman “Superb.”—Ian Buruma, New York Review of Books

Norman Rockwell's Boy Scouts of America

Author: Joseph Csatari

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9780756635206

Category: Art

Page: 159

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Presents the history of the Boy Scouts of America paintings series, including the full collection of Norman Rockwell's and Joseph Csatari's works for the organization.

Scouting Frontiers

Youth and the Scout Movement's First Century

Author: Tammy M. Proctor,Nelson R. Block

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 242

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Despite the fact that Scouting has touched the lives of a quarter of a billion boys and girls and their leaders around the world in the past century, its history has been largely ignored. This book discusses the history and principal themes of the Boy Scout and Girl Guide movements on an international scale.

Men of Schiff, A History of the Professional Scouters Who Built the Boy Scouts of America

Author: Winston Davis

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0578112833

Category:

Page: 212

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The book tells the stories of the men who were paid professionals in the Boy Scouts of America in the first half of the Twentieth Century. They had personal struggles and sometimes conflict among themselves. These men worked tirelessly to create the largest Scouting organization in the world and one of the largest youth movements of all time. The book gives some insight into their stories and the impact of their contributions toward the country we live in today.

History and the Enlightenment

Author: Hugh Trevor-Roper

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300168403

Category: History

Page: 352

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Arguably the leading British historian of his generation, Hugh Trevor-Roper (1914–2003) is most celebrated and admired as the author of essays. This volume brings together some of the most original and radical writings of his career—many hitherto inaccessible, one never before published, all demonstrating his piercing intellect, urbane wit, and gift for elegant, vivid narrative. This collection focuses on the writing and understanding of history in the eighteenth century and on the great historians and the intellectual context that inspired or provoked their writings. It combines incisive discussion of such figures as Gibbon, Hume, and Carlyle with broad sweeps of analysis and explication. Essays on the Scottish Enlightenment and the Romantic movement are balanced by intimate portraits of lesser-known historians whose significance Trevor-Roper took particular delight in revealing.