Scouting For Girls

Scouting For Girls

by Robert Baden-Powell

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Adapted from Girl Guiding (1918)
In 1899 while serving in the 2nd Boer War, Robert Baden-Powell penned his sixth military book, Aids To Scouting. But what completely surprised Baden-Powell was that his book was eagerly taken up by teachers and youth groups to help organize outdoor activities and sport. He eventually embraced the idea of adapting his work into a new youth-oriented book, Scouting for Boys (1908) which went on to become an international phenomenon.

In 1910, in response to numerous requests he expanded the movement by founding the Girl Guides Association, a similar outdoor-oriented organization for girls. Girl Guiding was originally written in 1918, and this ebook was created from a US 1925 edition, hence the title Scouting for Girls (the Girl Guides was mainly a term used in Britian and its Commonwealth).

The manual contains sections on Girl Scout ranks, skills to be learned and merit badges. Various other activities and information is presented in a well organized manner--from Games/activities, to minor first aid, sewing and cooking, to knots, signalling and other campcrafts. Anyone interested in the history of Girl Scouting will definitely want to read this interesting and enlightening book.
(NOTE - This very early Girl scouts manual is only preceded by 2 smaller pamphlets by Baden-Powell and the first british Girl Scout manual The Handbook for Girl Guides or How Girls Can Help to Build Up the Empire....a fascinating document and of considerable historical note.)

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157039097
Publisher: Loose Cannon Ent.
Publication date: 09/03/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 270
Sales rank: 1,072,644
File size: 2 MB

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