The books that sparked the fire that grew into the Scout Movement

Scouting for Boys was published in six fortnightly instalments of approximately 70 pages each, from January to March 1908.

These six publications were a success and, as planned, were issued in book form on 1 May 1908. Although Aids to Scouting strongly influenced the book, Scouting for Boys presents Scouting from the perspective of outdoorsmen and explorers rather than military men, and it adds the Scout Oath, Scout Law, honours and games for youth.

The book is no longer in copyright and is available in the public domain – we have a copy of it available here in pdf format

Link to further information on Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scouting_for_Boy

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