Scout's Honor: A Father's Unlikely Foray into the Woods / Edition 1

Scout's Honor: A Father's Unlikely Foray into the Woods / Edition 1

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by Peter Applebome
     
 

ISBN-10: 0156029685

ISBN-13: 9780156029681

Pub. Date: 05/03/2004

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


Peter Applebome grew up obsessed by box scores, so when his son, Ben, joined Little League he happily assumed he'd be spending Ben's childhood at the ballfield. But what Ben really liked was hiking and camping-and when he joined the local Scout troop Applebome reluctantly went along for the ride.

As someone who had never made a fire except in a gas grill and

Overview


Peter Applebome grew up obsessed by box scores, so when his son, Ben, joined Little League he happily assumed he'd be spending Ben's childhood at the ballfield. But what Ben really liked was hiking and camping-and when he joined the local Scout troop Applebome reluctantly went along for the ride.

As someone who had never made a fire except in a gas grill and tied knots only in his shoelaces, Applebome was an unlikely recruit. Taking us from the low points to the unexpected triumphs and through all the trekorees and derbies in between, Applebome hikes the trail from tenderfoot skeptic to proud Scout dad. Offering affectionate portraits of the motley group of boys in the troop, he also laces his very funny narrative with an informal but fascinating history of Scouting and grapples with the modern-day controversies that will help determine Scouting's future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780156029681
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
05/03/2004
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents


Contents
Introduction: My Unexpected Detour

Year I
Canoeing at Jerry's
Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful
Troop 1 and Other Chappaquacks
Gathering of the Tribes
The Hero of Mafeking
A Winter Hike on the A.T.
Gear, God, and the Klondike Derby
The Church of the Woods
Terra Incognita
Summer Camp 1: The Zen of Scout Socks

Year II
Peaks and Valleys
Boy Scouts of America v. James Dale
Summer Camp 2: Baden-Powell Meets Bob Dylan

Year III
Eagles, Ordeals, and Other Transitions
Summer Camp 3: Going for the Gold
A Final Trip

Bibliography

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Scout's Honor: A Father's Unlikely Foray into the Woods 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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The similarities between Applebome¿s experiences and my own are uncanny! The cast of characters stays the same, only the names and places change. Maybe that in itself says a lot about Scouting¿s staying power. He accurately describes the struggles that the Boy Scouts of America faces in today¿s world, while examining the basic values of Scouting (and more importantly, the values of the Scouts themselves) and how these values will be Scouting¿s future. The book is entertaining and informative. A terrific read for anyone whose family is involved in Scouting.