Posts in category History

Honoring the Scouts Who Defended Freedom

It is hard to imagine a better reason to look into the past than to simply say "Thank You!" to those who sacrificed their time, money, and lives to build a better world for us today. The Scouting Movement, in particular, has distinguished itself for being populated by members and volunteers, young and old, who have dedicated […]

Images of a Movement: Thursday Spotlight (9-5-13)

It's been too long since I did one of these posts! You may have noticed that I use a lot of old-time Scout photographs throughout this blog. There are a handful of reasons for this. For one, they go great with the theme of this blog, as I am out to rediscover valuable Scouting lessons from the […]

Scouting: The Images of a Movement | Thursday Spotlight 10-11-12

Images from the past inspire us. They make us think about where we’ve been, and where we’re going. They make us thankful for the legacy left to us by our predecessors, and they embolden us to do our best to leave a great legacy for those who follow us. This week, I would like to […]

Scouting: The Images of a Movement | Thursday Spotlight 4-10-12

Images from the past inspire us. They make us think about where we’ve been, and where we’re going. They make us thankful for the legacy left to us by our predecessors, and they embolden us to do our best to leave a great legacy for those who follow us. This week, I would like to […]

Scouting: The Images of a Movement | Thursday Spotlight

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If you have followed this blog for a little bit, you probably know that I love collecting old photographs from the history of the Scouting Movement. Besides the simple nostalgia appeal, these images often capture some really cool things and serve as a reminder to me of the high standards that the young men of […]

The Two Lives of a Hero II: Charterhouse Boy

The Two Lives of a Hero II: Charterhouse Boy

  Today, I’m going to continue the series I introduced earlier, where I will be going through the biography: “Baden-Powell: The Two Lives of a Hero” by William Hillcourt. In this post, I will be giving a brief synopsis and commentary of the second Chapter: “Charterhouse Boy”. Last chapter, we left off with Baden-Powell leaving […]

The Two Lives of a Hero 1: The Seventh Son

The Two Lives of a Hero 1: The Seventh Son

Yesterday, I introduced a new series where I will be going through the biography: “Baden-Powell: The Two Lives of a Hero” by William Hillcourt. In this post, I will be giving a brief synopsis and commentary of the first Chapter: “The Seventh Son”. Synopsis This first chapter covers the years 1857-1870, the first 13 years […]

The Two Lives of a Hero: Introduction

The Two Lives of a Hero: Introduction

Today I’m going to start a new series here on “Scouting Rediscovered” that will run in parallel to the other series that I’m currently writing. Over a year ago, I borrowed a book from my local library called: Baden-Powell: The Two Lives of a Hero. This book is a biography of the founder of the Scouting movement: […]

Scout’s Scrapbook (8-15-12): The Life of the Patrol

Scout’s Scrapbook (8-15-12): The Life of the Patrol

Today’s edition of The Scout’s Scrapbook is a quotation from John Thurman on the relationship between the Patrol and the Troop: The picture that John Thurman gives here is quite different from the one that I have seen in many Troops. He paints the Patrols as small, almost independent units. Scouting, he says, is not […]

Keystones of a Scout: The 10 Virtues That Make a Scout | Self-Discipline

Keystones of a Scout: The 10 Virtues That Make a Scout | Self-Discipline

The name and fame of Jack Cornwell are known to every boy in Britain as the lad who in the great sea-fight off Jutland in 1916 stuck to his gun aboard the Chester when all the gun’s crew were killed or wounded and he might have got away under cover. He was badly wounded himself […]