For the best experience, please enable Javascript
x
Warning - This version of Internet Explorer is out of date. It has known security flaws and may not display all features of this website correctly. Please consider updating this browser.

Scouting for Boys: The Original 1908 Edition

Scouting for Boys: The Original 1908 Edition

By: Robert Baden-Powell

  • Reg. Price › $14.95
  • Share this book:
  • Share on Google+

Written by Robert Baden-Powell, Lieutenant General in the British Army and founder of the international Scouting movement, Scouting for Boys is one of the most influential manuals for youth ever published. First printed in 1908, it remains an all-time bestseller in the English-speaking world, second only to the Bible.
The original blueprint and "self-instructor" of the Boy Scout Movement, Scouting for Boys is a fascinating fusion of "yarns and pictures," an irresistible mixture of nationalistic narrative, tracker legend, and quotations from Baden-Powell's own autobiography and the popular adventure fiction of Rudyard Kipling, James Fenimore Cooper, and Alexander Dumas. The book provides practical advice on lighting fires, building boats and stalking animals, alongside proper Victorian-era education on chivalry and manners, self-discipline and improvement, and above all, good citizenship. Expounding upon the topics intrinsic to the life of a scout — tracking, woodcraft, camp life, endurance, patriotism, and more — this classic is essential for anyone interested in popular culture and the history of scouting and youth education. Ninety original diagrams and illustrations enhance the text.

Reprint of Scouting For Boys: A Handbook for Instruction in Good Citizenship (six parts, issued fortnightly), Horace Cox, London, 1908.
AvailabilityUsually ships in 24 to 48 hours
ISBN 100486457192
ISBN 139780486457192
Author/EditorRobert Baden-Powell
Page Count432
Dimensions5 3/16 x 8 1/4

You might also Like...

Product Review

Out of Stock Notification: