News Display: Boy Scouts' Movement Begins
- Everett Library Cafe
- 1/24/2013, 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
With the publication of the first installment of Robert Baden-Powell's Scouting for Boys: A Handbook for Instruction in Good Citizenship on January 24, 1908 began the Boy Scouts' Movement. Baden-Powell's book was an appealing manual that outlined activities of great interest to boys -- camping, woodcraft, boating, lifesaving, among numerous other topics, while it highlighted the importance of developing one's moral character through good deeds. By April 1908 boys troops had cropped up all over England, numbering as many as 60,000 members, and an official meeting was called at the Crystal Place in September. The Boy Scouts movement spread to America the following year and has been popular to this day.
Our news display will feature the history and development of the Boy Scouts, drawing attention to its educational value and place in social history.
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- Jennifer Govan