- Hardcover: 312 pages
- Publisher: Red Honor Press; 1st edition (June 30, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0978983637
- ISBN-13: 978-0978983635
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1.2 x 9.2 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 20 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,497,054 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Scouting Party: Pioneering and Preservation, Progressivism and Preparedness in the Making of the Boy Scouts of America Hardcover – June 30, 2010
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Set in the Progressive Era so dominated by President Theodore Roosevelt, the nationally award-winning bestseller, THE SCOUTING PARTY, tells the story of the strong-minded and at times conflicting men including Roosevelt who forged the Boy Scouts of America as it was founded a century ago in 1910 and took shape within a few years.
About the Author
Dallas native David C. Scott has been involved with Scouting for over 30 years. As a 1981 recipient of the Eagle Scout award, including 5 Eagle palms, Mr. Scott grew-up in the Circle 10 Council and prospered under quality adult tutelage as a Cub Scout as well as a Boy Scout. A Vigil Honor member in the Order of the Arrow and a Wood Badge recipient, he graduated Vanderbilt University in 1988 with a B.A. in Psychology and continued onward to SMU, where he earned a master's degree in Applied Economics in 1993.
In addition to scribing his quarterly column for the International Scouting Collector's Association Journal on various topics on Scouting's history, Dave is the author of We Are Americans, We Are Scouts - a book that takes the words and stories of President Theodore Roosevelt and places them into the framework of the ideals of the Boy Scouts of America.
Brendan Murphy, a former United Press International foreign correspondent and financial writer, is the author of two books on the Second World War in France: The Butcher of Lyon, the story of Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie; and Turncoat, about British secret agent-turned-traitor Harold Cole. He has contributed to the Atlantic Monthly and numerous other publications. Mr. Murphy lives in Washington, D.C., where since 2005 he has been the coordinator of the Voice of America Zimbabwe Project which broadcasts nightly radio news to the Southern African country.
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Who should read this book? Anyone interested in the true history of the early days of Scouting in the United States. There are plenty of books about Baden-Powell’s role in developing Scouting, but it is important to know just how much Ernest Thompson Seton, Daniel Carter Beard and James E. West also contributed to Scouting in America, each in their own way.