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The Scouting Party

David C. Scott & Brendan Murphy

Red Honor Press

PO Box 166677, Irving, Texas 75016

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9780978983635 $24.95 www.RedHonorPress.com

The Scouting Party: Pioneering and Preservation, Progressivism and Preparedness in the Making of the Boy Scouts of America is a close historical study of the creation and the early years of the Boy Scouts of America. Formed in 1910, during the midst of the Progressive Era, the BSA was strongly influenced by British-Canadian naturalist Ernest Thompson Seton, whose experiences with the Woodcraft Indians left him with a vision of instilling positive values in America's youth based on the Native American culture. Seton's ideas were supplanted by more a more conventional perspective in the Scouting model of British founder General Robert Baden-Powell. In the years between...

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