16 Facts About Scouts


Scouts was urged to rewrite this book for boys, especially during an inspection of the Boys' Brigade, a large youth movement drilled with military precision.

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Scouts studied other schemes, parts of which he used for Scouting.

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Scouts had not simply rewritten his Aids to Scouting; he omitted the military aspects and transferred the techniques to non-military heroes: backwoodsmen, explorers .

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Scouts added innovative educational principles by which he extended the attractive game to a personal mental education.

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Scouts stepped down as president of the Girl Guides in 1920 in favor of Robert's wife Olave Baden-Powell, who was named Chief Guide in 1918 and World Chief Guide in 1930.

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Scouts was a 50-year-old retired army general when he founded Scouting, and his revolutionary ideas inspired thousands of young people, from all parts of society, to get involved in activities that most had never contemplated.

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Programs exist for Scouts ranging in age from 6 to 25, and program specifics target Scouts in a manner appropriate to their age.

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Since the birth of Scouting, Scouts worldwide have taken a Scout Promise to live up to ideals of the movement, and subscribe to the Scout Law.

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Common ways to implement the Scout method include having Scouts spending time together in small groups with shared experiences, rituals, and activities, and emphasizing 'good citizenship' and decision-making by young people in an age-appropriate manner.

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In some countries a highlight of the year for Scouts is spending at least a week in the summer engaging in an outdoor activity.

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Scouts attending a summer camp work on Scout badges, advancement, and perfecting Scoutcraft skills.

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Shirts traditionally have thick seams to make them ideal for use in makeshift stretchers—Scouts were trained to use them in this way with their staves, a traditional but deprecated item.

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Scouts were encouraged to use their garters for shock cord where necessary.

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The traditional Baden-Powell Scouts' Association has been co-educational since its formation in 1970.

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The Girl Scouts of the USA is an independent organization for girls and young women only.

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Likewise, African Scouts used the Scout Law's principle that a Scout is a brother to all other Scouts to collectively claim full imperial citizenship.

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