Scout Tests and How to Pass Them by The Scout Association
  

Synopsis

Scout Tests and How to Pass Them by The Scout Association

Scouting has been in existence since 1907, offering children and young adults over 100 years of adventure, jamborees, summer camps, badges, scarves and gang shows. The collection of the badges has always been the backbone of the movement, and back in 1914 a book was published that gathered together all of the legendary badges and gave instruction on how to pass them. This is a celebratory edition of that 1914 classic, showing how this much-loved institution has grown and evolved. This truly fascinating book was the official manual used by Scouts to learn these subjects, and by Scout leaders to teach them. This is an authentic dangerous book for boys and takes us back to a distant time before TVs and home computers, when children were encouraged to be active and to 'get out into the open air' whenever they could; a time when it was important to be able to make things and, when they broke, repair them. It is a fascinating historical document that also reveals the morality of an era when readers were entreated to be 'clean in thought, word and deed', and 'refrain from spitting in omnibuses.'

Reviews

Riveting Saga A fascinating glimpse into an almost forgotten world of Scouting NFU Countryside Reminds us of the fun and adventure... includes a vast array of badges, which reveals the skills of previous generations Discover Your History Fascinating... a most welcome slice of history for all former scouts This England This superbly packaged book is a nostalgic window onto a very different age... the perfect gift for Scouts young and old Lancashire Evening Post

About the Author

Michael O'Mara Books has established a reputation for high-profile autobiographies and biographies, innovative humor and nonfiction, and highly commercial children's books. Bear Grylls is a British adventurer, writer, and television presenter best known for his television series Man vs. Wild.

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Format

Hardback
288 pages

Author

The Scout Association
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Publication date

10th October 2013

ISBN

9781782431435


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