Game of life

2008-10-02 08:05

In 1907, Robert Baden-Powell held the first Scouting camp, with 20 boys, on Brownlee Island off the town of Poole in England, and the following year his outdoor bible, Scouting for Boys, was published. A century later the Scouting and Guiding movements are thriving, with a combined membership of 38 million boys and girls in 216 countries, many of them in the Third World.

Edited by former Italian diplomat and lifelong Scout Dr Mario Sico, this compendium is not only a wryly comical imperialistic adventure story but also a rucksack of wisdom from the Great Scoutmaster himself, like “The fellows who teach themselves are the fellows who get on in life. So teach yourself and don't wait to be taught.”

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