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A History of Boy Scout Aims 
& The Methods of Scouting 

THE BIRCH BARK ROLL(1902) 
Ernest Thompson Seton

THE NINE IMPORTANT PRINCIPLES OF WOODCRAFT:
1) This Movement is Essentially for Recreation;
2) Camp-Life, 3) Self-Government with Adult Guidance;
4) The Magic of the Campfire; 5) Woodcraft Pursuits;
6) Honors by Standards; 7) Personal Decoration for
Personal Achievements; 8) A Heroic Ideal;
9) Picturesqueness in Everything.

 

 

C sons10.gif (13716 bytes)THE BOY PIONEERS (1909)
Daniel Carter Beard

 

 

 

 

 


SCOUTMASTERSHIP
Sir Robert Baden-Powell

I)  Boy Training;
II)  Character Training;
III)  Physical Health and Development;
IV)  Self-Improvement for Making a Career;
V)  Service for Others  (Chivalry and Self-Sacrifice the Basis of Religion).

 

 

 

smhb1-50.gif (12655 bytes)HANDBOOK FOR SCOUT MASTERS, 1st Edition (1913)

SIX PRINCIPLES OF BOY-WORK


1) A Clear Plan, Well Thought Out, Progressive in its Stages;  2) The Leader Should Tell the Boys What the Game is and How it is to be Played;  3) Application of Self-Government;  4) The Scout Master as a Real Leader;  5) Differences, "Scraps," and Misunderstandings;  6) Rules and Infringements of Rules.

 

 

 

 

HANDBOOK FOR SCOUTMASTERS, 2nd Ed. (1920)

THE NINE METHODS:


("Arranged in Order of their Appeal to Boys")
1) Play; 2) Competition; 3) Dramatization; 4) Experiment; 5) Observation; 6) Demonstration; 7) Recitation; 8) Lecture; 9) Book Study

 

 

 

 

 

HANDBOOK FOR SCOUTMASTERS, 3rd Ed. (1936)  


FIVE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS IN THE PROGRAM OF SCOUTING

1) The Boy---Individual, Patrol, Troop;
2) Leadership---Trained Volunteer--In Uniform;
3) Activity---Achievement with Recognition;
4) Organization---Institutional...
5) Scout Oath and Law--Ideals of Service.

 

 

 

 

HANDBOOK FOR SCOUTMASTERS, 4th Ed. (1947)


THE METHODS OF SCOUTING


The Scout Way (1. A Game, NOT a Science);  Patrol Method (2. Scout Patrol & 3. Boy Leadership);  Men in Scouting (4. Scoutmaster, 5. Committee & Council)  Activities (6. Adventure in the Out-of-Doors & 7. Advancement); Uniform (8. Scout Uniform);  Ideals & Service ( 9. Scout Law, 10. Oath, Service, Good Turns).

 

 

 

 

SCOUTMASTER'S HANDBOOK, 5th Ed. (1959)

THE METHODS OF SCOUTING


The Scout Way (1. A Game, NOT a Science);  Patrol Method (2. Scout Patrol & 3. Boy Leadership);  Men in Scouting (4. Scoutmaster, 5. Committee & Council)  Activities (6. Adventure in the Out-of-Doors & 7. Advancement); Uniform (8. Scout Uniform);  Ideals & Service ( 9. Scout Law, 10. Oath, Service, Good Turns)

 

 

 

 

 

SCOUTMASTER'S HANDBOOK, 6th Ed. (1972)

THE SEVEN METHODS OF SCOUTING

1) Scouting Ideals;
2) Patrols;
3) Advancement;
4) Adult Male Association;
5) Outdoor Program;
6) Leadership Development;
7) Personal Growth.


 

 

THE OFFICIAL SCOUTMASTER HANDBOOK,7th Ed. (1981)


THE EIGHT METHODS OF SCOUTING


1) Ideals; 2) Patrol Method;
3) Outdoors; 4) Advancement;
5) Adult Male Association;
6) Uniform; 7) Leadership Training;
8) Personal Growth.

 

 

 

 

The Scoutmaster Handbook, 8th Ed. (1990)

THE EIGHT METHODS OF SCOUTING


1) Ideals; 2) Patrols;
3) Outdoors; 4) Advancement;
5)  Personal Growth; 6) Adult Association;
7) Leadership Development;
8) The Uniform.

 

 

 

 

The Scoutmaster Handbook, 9th Ed. (1999)

THE EIGHT METHODS OF SCOUTING

1) The Ideals; 2) The Patrol Method;
3) The Outdoors; 4) Advancement;
5) Association with Adults; 6) Personal Growth;
7) Leadership Development;
8) The Uniform.

 

 

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