Boy Scouts of America: A Centennial History

Boy Scouts of America: A Centennial History

by Chuck Wills
     
 

Boy Scouts of America®: A Centennial History is packed with more than a thousand images from the BSA official archives. Created in close collaboration with the Boy Scouts of America, this book was produced as their first official and definitive history to celebrate their 100th anniversary. This updated paperback edition illustrates the Boy Scouts of

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Boy Scouts of America®: A Centennial History is packed with more than a thousand images from the BSA official archives. Created in close collaboration with the Boy Scouts of America, this book was produced as their first official and definitive history to celebrate their 100th anniversary. This updated paperback edition illustrates the Boy Scouts of America's story with inspiring tales of service and heroism brought to life by more than 1,000 amazing photographs, some never before seen. Also included is an originally produced 36-minute documentary DVD on the history of the Boy Scouts of America featuring historical and complementary footage.

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Publishers Weekly
From the anonymous Scout who helped W.D. Boyce cross the street in pea-soup London fog to today's most notable Eagle Scouts (including Secretary of Defense Robert H. Gates), this colorful volume lays out the century-long story of a quintessentially American organization, the Boy Scouts of America, for readers of all ages. Author, editor and Eagle Scout Wills (Destination America) outlines the origins and evolution of an organization he clearly cherishes, turning up stories and information that should be new to even the most well-read scout or den mother, concerning scouting's early years, the creation of various merit badges, and the establishment of time-honored BSA ideals like service, preparedness, kindness, and bravery. Many historical vignettes evoke simpler times, straightforward values and a refreshing search for heroism that will resonate with Scouts and the nostalgic, but also charts the early organizations that competed for the opportunity to shape American youth. Wills doesn't ignore controversial issues that the BSA has faced, alongside society-at-large, including segregation, gender equity, religious conflict, and the struggle to maintain a wholesome, enlightened environment. A century's worth of paintings, photos, memorabilia and documents complete this fascinating retrospective, a deep well of can-do Americana.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756656348
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
11/02/2009
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
10.10(w) x 11.80(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 - 17 Years

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