Essay Writing about SCOUTING

English_Master May 9, 2016 No Comments
SCOUTING Scout movement originated in Britain in 1908. Sir Baden Powell was its patron. Slowly the movement extended to every civilized country including India. It started as a trial experimental camp in 1907 but the movement spread with speed to almost every part of the world. In 1908, a handbook “Scouting for Boys”, was published. Over 1,00,000 scouts served in his majesty’s forces during the First World War and 10,000 gave up their lives. These underage scouts performed public duties at home like coast-watching. When the war broke out again in 1939 thousands of scouts once more joined the armed forces. During this war, too, those scouts who were underage rendered particularly good service. Many of them were decorated for gallantry. The principle underlying the Boy Scout movement is the development of good citizenship among the youth. Active self-expression is encouraged among the scouts and emphasis is laid upon their natural desire to learn rather than their passive reception of instruction. There is no distinction of class, creed or colour among scouts. The movement is non-military, non-class, non-sectarian, non-political and non-denominational; “honour” is the ideal. The scout law, which forms the basis of the movement and which every scout has to obey, was taken from the Code of the...
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