This is the definitive historic reference to Scouting, detailing: Baden-Powell's early life, the founding of the organization, development of Scouting worldwide and packed full of amazing images including previously unpublished photography and ephemera from The Scout Association's archives. It presents a fascinating and beautifully illustrated history of the world's biggest youth movement. "The Scout Movement is a world leader in educating youth. Scouting inspires patriotism, sound moral values, courage, character-building, self-reliance and community awareness. It also motivates our young people to achieve their full potential." - Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa. "Great fun, great adventures. Lots of outdoor activities which I love. Experience of leadership." - Richard Branson, Entrepreneur.