The Scouts

The Scouts

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 150 x 204 x 6mm | 140.61g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 40 b/w; 30 col
  • 0747811512
  • 9780747811510

About Susan Cohen

Susan Cohen is an historian with a wide interest in twentieth-century British social history and refugee studies. She has written and lectured widely on a variety of subjects. Her other books include Rescue the Perishing: Eleanor Rathbone and the Refugees and, for Shire, 'The Womens' Institute' and 'The District Nurse'.show more

Table of contents

How it all Began / Brownsea Island / New Advances / The First World War / The 1920s / The 1930s / The Second World War / Into the Post-war Era / From 1960 / TheTwenty-first Century / Further Reading / Places to Visit / Indexshow more

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