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Scouting for Boys was written by Lord Robert Baden-Powell when he established the Boy Scouts movement
Lord Robert Baden Powell

Two Lives of a Hero is the Authentic Biography of B-P.
Baden - Powell: The Two Lives of a Hero is perhaps "Green Bar Bill" Hillcourt's greatest work. Hillcourt, who wrote nearly all of BSA's Handbooks over the years and was instrumental in bringing Wood Badge over to the United States was perhaps America's most endearing and noted Scouters.
This book is, even today, required reading at many Wood Badge courses.    Baden-Powell kept detailed notes throughout his life, including letters to his family and wife.   Lady Baden-Powell worked with Hillcourt to complete this riveting and detailed account that will thrill any veteran Scouter or Scout interested in the origins of Scouting around the world and in the United States.
Hillcourt recounts Robert Baden-Powell from his youth in Great Britian at Charterhouse School.   His enlisting as an officer in the British Army and his exploits and adventures in Africa, India, and other postings around the world.
As the Boer War entered the critical stage in South Africa, Baden-Powell used his "Scouting" resources and skills to hold out for 217 days against a vastly superior force.   Upon return to England he was a national hero.
Having had a full and honored career in the Army B-P was still troubled by the condition of youth in England.   He set about outlining a scheme called "Scouting For Boys" which he wrote about in 1908.   The rest is history, the program swept the British Empire by storm and B-P launched his second "life" that of founder and tireless supporter of the Boy Scout Movement.
This book has been in print for decades and has been translated into many languages so scouts worldwide can learn about the founder of Scouting.

One of The Great All Time Books.  This book is rated for readers from ages 9 to 12. It deserves reading for readers up to and over age 100.    More than just a book on the outdoors a good book for how to live life.   The book contains, as one might expect, valuable information about camping, starting fires, signaling, how to find your way out of the woods and why it is a virtue to help old ladies accross the street.
But it also contains far more fundamental and important information about why our country is great.   What it means to be a man of character.   Why we should understand and defend the rights of others and not only ourselves.   Why we should help and defend the weak.   Why we should respect the creation that God has given us as a gift.   In short - what it means to be a responsible human being.

Boy Scouts and Girl Guides Handbooks

Boy Scout Handbook
by Boy Scouts of America   Paperback (1998)

Scouting for Boys: A Handbook for Instruction in Good Citizenship
by Robert Baden-Powell    Paperback (1992)

AIDS to Scoutmastership:  A Handbook for Scoutmasters on the Theory of Scout Training
by Robert Baden-Powell   Paperback (1992)

Cub Scout Leader Book
by Boy Scouts of America   Paperback (1982)

The Big Bear Cub Scout Book
by Boy Scouts of America  Paperback (1984)

Cub Scout Roundtable Commissioner & Staff Basic Training Manual
by Boy Scouts of America Staff    Paperback (1990)

Den Chief's Handbook
by Boy Scouts of America   Paperback (1980)

Local Council Guidebook on Serving Inner City Rural Communicates
by Boy Scouts of America  Paperback (1982)

Scoutmaster's Handbook
by Boy Scouts of America  Paperback (1976)

by Boy Scouts of America  Paperback (1984)

Scoutmastership Fundamentals: A Training Course for Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, Troop Committee Members, & Parents
by Boy Scouts of America Staff  Paperback (1996)

Brownie Girl Scouts Leaders' Guide
aperback braille edition (1992)

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Boy Scout Requirements 1998
by Boy Scouts of America  Paperback (1996)

Boy Scouts of America Poster Sets
by Boy Scouts of America Staff   Paperback (1988)

What Scouts Can Do: More Yarns
by Robert Baden-Powell  Paperback (1992)

Scouting for Boys: A Handbook for Instruction in Good Citizenship
by Robert Baden-Powell  Paperback (1992)

Rovering to Success: A Guide for Young Manhood
by Lord Baden-Powell  Paperback (1992)

Baden-Powell; Founder of the Boy Scouts
by Pauline Brower  Library Binding (1989)

Boy Scouts Beyond the Sea: My World Tour
by Robert Baden-Powell    Paperback (1992)

Scouting Round the World
by Lord Baden-Powell   Paperback (1992)

My Adventures As a Spy
by Robert Baden-Powell   Paperback (1993)

Sons of the Empire: The Frontier and the Boy Scout Movement, 1890-1918
by Robert H. MacDonald   Hardcover (1993)

Return to the Summit of Scouting: A Scouter's Midlife Journey Back to Philmont
by William F. Cass   Paperback (1993)

American Cultures
by Boy Scouts of America   Paperback (1980)

American Heritage
by Boy Scouts of America  Paperback (1976)

Animal Science
by Boy Scouts of America  Paperback (1963)

by Boy Scouts of America    Paperback (1995)

Personal Fitness
by Boy Scouts of America   Paperback (1968)

Personal Management
by Boy Scouts of America  Paperback (1972)

Pulp and Paper
by Boy Scouts of America  Paperback (1974)

Learning for Life: Junior High School
by Boy Scouts of America  Paperback (1991)

Learning for Life: Senior High School
by Boy Scouts of America  Paperback (1991)

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