Thursday, January 24, 2008

Today in History

From now on, I am going to name the 'On This Day' posts to 'Today in History'..

In 1907, Robert Baden-Powell held an experimental camp with 20 boys from different classes in English society. Already a respected soldier, Baden-Powell had written a handbook for soldiers — Aids to Scouting — which proved to be popular among British youth. He put his theories about training boys into practice at the camp and a few months later, 100 years ago today, he founded the official organization of Boy Scouts and published the first issue of Scouting for Boys. The book became one of the top-selling publications in Britain and the organization became the world's number one youth group.


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