Book — 1 online resource (xviii, 318 pages) : illustrations, map Digital: data file.
Scouting and schools as colonial institutions
Pathfinding in Southern Africa, 1908/45
Scouting and the school in East Africa, 1910/45
Scouting and independency in East Africa, 1946/64
Scouting and apartheid in Southern Africa, 1945/80
Independence and after
Appendix : the scout law and promise.
Conceived by General Sir Robert Baden-Powell as a way to reduce class tensions in Edwardian Britain, scouting evolved into an international youth movement. It offered a vision of romantic outdoor life as a cure for disruption caused by industrialization and urbanization. Scouting''s global spread was due to its success in attaching itself to institutions of authority. As a result, scouting has become embroiled in controversies in the civil rights struggle in the American South, in nationalist resistance movements in India, and in the contemporary American debate over gay rights.