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Handbook for Boys

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We take pleasure in presenting to you, the boys of America, this fifth edition of the "Handbok for Boys". If you are a Scout or Explorer you will find it a helpful guide along the trail to self-reliance, citizenship, and physical fitness- along the trail to Eagle rank. If not, you will find it a handbook of ideals, information and ourdoor skills that you surely will find ...more
Paperback, Fifth- sixth printing, 568 pages
Published 1948 by Boy Scouts of America (first published 1911)
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Foxtower
Jan 25, 2013 Foxtower rated it it was amazing
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Ah, the "good old days", recreated in the pages of a book with high ideals and valuable life lessons hidden in the lore of the outdoors. From applied trigonometry, to swimming, to cooking, to sharpening your offical scout knife, to surviving under a branch shelter,this book takes one back to a past that seems to be lost in the modern world. I think that such ideals as taught by the Scouts, well sometimes more idealistic than realistic, point to something we've lost along the way to todays ...more
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Dec 23, 2014 Kendra rated it it was ok
A fascinating glimpse into a given institution's nature at a given time, and the culture of America. This edition was my uncle's, given to him by my grandfather, and I found it buried in my grandmother's garage when we helped her move this last summer. For that reason, and others, I am mostly interested in the Handbook for its historical and sentimental value, and as a tool in my writing toolbox. (How better to get into the mind of someone radically different from myself?)
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Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, also known as B-P or Lord Baden-Powell, was a lieutenant-general in the British Army, writer, and founder of the Scout Movement.

After having been educated at Charterhouse School, Baden-Powell served in the British Army from 1876 until 1910 in India and Africa. In 1899, during the Second Boer War in South Africa, Baden-Powell successfull
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