Author: Robert Baden-Powell
Publisher: Martino Fine Books
Release Date: 2010-10
2010 Facsimile of 1908 Edition. Robert Baden-Powell was born in 1857 and served in the British Army in India, Afghanistan and, later, West and South Africa. In Scouting for Boys he mixed his love for the outdoors, and delight in play-acting, together with the games ethics of the Victorian public school, and processed these into a newly minted tradition, that is, scouting, which became Britain's most successful recreational export of the twentieth century. This book is the foundation document for scouting. Profusely illustrated.
Author: Lord Robert Baden-Powell
Publisher: Hobble Creek Press
Release Date: 2013-06-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Scouts of all ages will enjoy this remarkable collection of crime solving tips, outdoor expeditions, war stories, and first-aid training. Lord Robert Baden-Powell helps boys and leaders become strong, prepared citizens through exciting adventures in the world of scouting.
Postcolonial Poetics is about how we read postcolonial and world literatures today, and about how the structures of that writing shape our reading. The book’s eight chapters explore the ways in which postcolonial writing in English from various 21st-century contexts, including southern and West Africa, and Black and Asian Britain, interacts with our imaginative understanding of the world. Throughout, the focus is on reading practices, where reading is taken as an inventive, border-traversing activity, one that postcolonial writing with its interests in margins, intersections, subversions, and crossings specifically encourages. This close, sustained focus on reading, reception, and literariness is an outstanding feature of the study, as is its wide generic range, embracing poetry, essays, and life-writing, as well as fiction. The field-defining scholar Elleke Boehmer holds that literature has the capacity to keep reimagining and refreshing how we understand ourselves in relation to the world and to some of the most pressing questions of our time, including resistance, reconciliation, survival after terror, and migration.
Author: Hans Zeiger
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Release Date: 2005
Hans Zeiger may represent the hope for the future. He is not the typical postmodern young twenty something. You don't see his type portrayed on The Real World on MTV. But he isn't alone. He is part of a movement that is alive and well-and thriving. Nineteen-year-old Hans is a Boy Scout. More specifically, he is an Eagle Scout. And he is tired of the attack on the Boy Scouts by those who would like to see it assimilated into the politically correct culture that dominates many of our nation's institutions. Get Off My Honor! analyzes a half-century of events leading up to the present struggle for the soul of the Boy Scouts. Hans shows how those who wish to destroy the scouts are attacking it for what it represents at its core-Christian values. With biting commentary, Zeiger paints a picture in which the Boy Scouts have been spat upon and cursed by its critics. Groups as diverse as the United Way, ecumenical church denominations, unions, educational and medical organiztions, judges, members of the Clinton administration, and left-wing activists have labeled the Boy Scouts as bigots and homophobes. Hans Zeiger is ready to let the world know the truth about scouting and the truth behind those who wish to destroy it.
Author: Scout Association
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
Release Date: 2013-05-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Haynes has joined forces with the Scout Association (who better?) to create this hands-on, inspirational manual for enjoying the great outdoors, whether hiking for the day or camping in the back of beyond. Featuring step-by-step guides to a range of key ‘backwoods’ skills such as trekking, navigating, camping, firelighting and cooking, backed by hundreds of colour photographs, this is the ultimate introduction to outdoor skills for families and anyone wanting to ‘get out there’.
Author: Paul Moynihan
Release Date: 2006-08-01
It’s time to “Be Prepared.” The 100th anniversary of Scouting is approaching in 2007, and this authorized history, written by Paul Moynihan, the official Archivist at Scouting’s world headquarters, will be in demand throughout the celebrations. An irresistible souvenir for anyone who’s ever been a member of the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cubs, or Brownies, this lavishly illustrated volume is packed with memorabilia—including badges, uniforms, publications, and letters—along with previously unpublished photos of Lord Robert Baden-Powell, the military hero who started Scouting; Brownsea Island, the very first Scout c& and every World Scout Jamboree since 1920.