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Methods of Boy Scout Education


by David Snedden - 1917

The origins of the Boy Scout Movement can best be described in the words of General Baden-Powell, its originator, as found in the Fifth Annual Report of the English Boy Scouts (dated January, 1914): "It has been suggested to me that a few notes to show how the Boy Scout Movement originated might be of interest. "The idea of training boys in Scouting dates from 1884, when I applied it to recruits in my regiment, and, in revised form, from 1897, to young soldiers in the 5th Dragoon Guards. I had then found the good of developing the man's 'character' before putting upon him the routine training of drill at that time considered necessary for a soldier.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 18 Number 1, 1917, p. 14-37
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 3449, Date Accessed: 10/22/2019 1:12:00 PM

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