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We Are Americans, We Are Scouts: The Chief Scout Citizen on Building a Scouting Way of Life Paperback – October 10, 2008

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About the Author

A lifelong Scout and adult leader, David C. Scott has been researching the emergence of the worldwide Scouting movement for the past decade. He has personally compiled a comprehensive archive of original documents pertaining to the early history of Scouting and is an avid collector of literature from the British and American founders of Scouting and related figures. Mr. Scott is a regular contributor to the Journal of the International Scouting Collectors Association.

Mr. Scott is a member of the Boy Scouts of America s national Speakers Bank as well as numerous lineal and national patriotic societies including the Sons of the American Revolution, the Sons of the Republic of Texas, the Military Society of the War of 1812, the Jamestowne Society, and the Presidential Families of America, being a first cousin (5 generations removed) to President James K. Polk and a second cousin (8 generations removed) to President George Washington.

David C. Scott also is the co-author of The Scouting Party, a unique book that examines the inner workings of the Boy Scouts of America in its first decade.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Red Honor Press; 1st edition (October 10, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0978983610
  • ISBN-13: 978-0978983611
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 4.8 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #821,586 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A lifelong Scout and adult leader, David C. Scott has been researching the emergence of the worldwide Scouting movement for the past decade. Having compiled a large archive of documents pertaining to the early history of Scouting, he is an avid collector of original-edition books by the British and American founders of Scouting and related figures, as well as early handbooks and artifacts that he uses to illustrate his lectures and talks.

As a student of genealogy, Dave is a member in good standing of numerous lineal heredity societies including the Sons of the American Revolution, the Sons of the Republic of Texas, Presidential Families of America, and the National Society Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims.

David C. Scott is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and holds a master's degree in applied economics from Southern Methodist University.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Austin on August 3, 2010
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Was very satisfied with the item I received. Learned a great deal more about Theodore Roosevelt than I knew before. Would definitely suggest this book to someone who has an interest in Scouting or is presently involved with Scouting.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dewayne Bremer on December 23, 2008
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This is a great book for the whole family. The book is definitely easy reading for everyone to enjoy. I love the way it ties Roosevelt's life, passion for scouting and his strong moral compass into a fun and educational guide. Absolutely read and share this book if you are in scouts or considering the program for your kids. I would highly recommend this book to everyone from scouts to corporate America.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Robert Fries on December 8, 2008
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If you are a person who likes to read inspirational stories, this book is for you. I learned more about Teddy Roosevelt in this book than in all the history lessons I ever had. If you are a leader and need a resource for moving lessons, you will find this book valuable. If you want to be inspired to be a better person, you will enjoy and treasure this book.
I highly recommend this book.
Bob
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President Roosevelt was one of BSA's biggest supporters in the early years and he never shyed away from saying so. He knew and appreciated the efforts being made to build fine young boys into strong young men of good character who will become great American citizens. He was an advocate of the great outdoors and a conservationist. We Scouters should give thanks to President Roosevelt for starting the National Parks system that we enjoy with our Scouts today.
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We visited Theodore National Park in ND this past summer! That is when I first found this book. It is short and well written but full of character! You won't be disappointed. I recently gave one as a gift for an Eagle Scout Ceremony. He also loved it. Great history and great reflections on the roots of Boy Scout and character.
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This quick read outlines the changes of the USA as it enters the 20th century, the
Industrial Revolution moves on and how key Americans influenced the formation of the Boy Scouts of America in 1910. Highlights a different side of President Roosevelt as history portrays.
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