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Scouting in the First World War

We have a series of resources to support research and engagement exploring the role Scouts played during the First World War.

By 1914 Robert Baden-Powell’s Scout Movement had been in existence for six years. Its popularity had spread not only in Britain but across the world. Wide spread membership meant many boys and young men had gained a range of useful skills from field-craft and camp cooking to signaling and sailing. Skills which as the First World War broke out would be put to very practical use.