(Uni) Forming Youth: The Scout Movement and Imperialist IdeologyJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.9, No. 4)
Publication Date: 2020-04-05
Authors : Biju. RI;
Page : 41-45
Keywords : Scouting; Boy Scout;
The Scout Movement aimed to create a wider schedule for national efficiency, citizenship training, civics and social service through intensive training, camps, rallies, etc. It had a uniform of its own, a pledge, a motto, a promise and a flag. Scouts were given special names such as cubs, wolves, foxes, lions, etc. – all symbols with a wild element. Scout stories also told of wild characters and their activities. There was an ideological undercurrent of imperialism in Baden Powell’s movement this point is dissected in this article.
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