The Scouts
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The Scouts

by Susan Cohen
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780747812593
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
09/20/2012
Series:
Shire Library , #690
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
56
File size:
13 MB
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Meet the Author

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'.

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