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Scout Tests and How to Pass Them

Extent: 288 pages

Size: 231x153mm

Publication Date:

Price: £14.99

ISBN: 9781782431435

Categories: Nostalgia

About the Book

Scouting has been in existence since 1907, offering children and young adults over 100 years of adventure, jamborees, summer camps, badges, scarves and gang shows. The collection of the badges has always been the backbone of the movement, and back in 1914 a book was published that gathered together all of the legendary badges and gave instruction on how to pass them. This is a celebratory edition of that 1914 classic, showing how this much-loved institution has grown and evolved. This truly fascinating book was the official manual used by Scouts to learn these subjects, and by Scout leaders to teach them. This is an authentic dangerous book for boys and takes us back to a distant time before TVs and home computers, when children were encouraged to be active and to 'get out into the open air' whenever they could; a time when it was important to be able to make things and, when they broke, repair them. It is a fascinating historical document that also reveals the morality of an era when readers were entreated to be 'clean in thought, word and deed', and 'refrain from spitting in omnibuses.'

Publication Date: 05/11/2013

Price: £1.99

ISBN: 9781782431701

Categories: Nostalgia

About the Book

About the Author

The Scout Association is the largest Scouting organisation in the United Kingdom and is the World Organization of the Scout Movement's recognised member for the United Kingdom.


  • 'Riveting', Saga
  • 'A fascinating glimpse into an almost forgotten world of Scouting', NFU Countryside
  • 'Reminds us of the fun and adventure... includes a vast array of badges, which reveals the skills of previous generations', Discover Your History
  • 'This superbly packaged book is a nostalgic window onto a very different age... the perfect gift for Scouts young and old', Lancashire Evening Post