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Educational Work of the Boy Scouts

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Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 4,354 / 21 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 65.9
LoC Category: HS
Downloads: 424
Added to site: 2009.06.18
mnybks.net#: 24454
Genre: History

Scouting and the schools—Scouting and citizenship—The pioneer scout—Seascouting, a branch of the Boy Scouts of America—National Councils endeavor to discover vital facts in regard to the boyhood of the Nation—International aspects of scouting—Scout handbooks, organs, and other literature—Motion pictures for boys.

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s, over 500 of whom were consulted for critical suggestion and guidance. No effort has been spared to make these booklets accurate and interesting. They contain over 3,000 pages of printed matter and over 800 illustrations, as well as valuable bibliographies and biographical matter. The pamphlets have already attracted considerable favorable notice among school men, and several colleges are placing the whole series in their reference libraries.

A classified list of the subjects for which pamphlets have been issued follows:

I. Subjects that have to do with outdoor activities.

1. Angling. 2. Archery. 3. Camping. 4. Cooking. 5. Cycling. 6. Hiking. 7. Horsemanship. 8. Marksmanship. 9. Pathfinding. 10. Photography. 11. Pioneering. 12. Seamanship. 13. Stalking. 14. Swimming.

II. Subjects that have to do with outdoor activities of a vocational nature.

1. Agriculture. 2. Beekeeping. 3. Bird study. 4. Botany. 5. Conservation. 6. Dairying. 7. Forestry. 8. Gardening.

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