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GUEST,KP BS: Lest we forget - UK scouts antisemitism (83* d) RE: BS: Lest we forget - UK scouts antisemitism 10 Dec 09


Ard,
Baden-Powell's views and writings did, though, seem to change over the years:

These quotes are from 'Imperialism and Popular Culture' by John M MacKenzie which you can find on Google books

'Baden-Powell consistently preached in favour of social and racial harmony and inveighed against class and colour prejudice....As the Scout movement extended throughout the empire he found no difficulty in enlarging his fourth law for Scouts to: A Scout is a friend to all and a brother to every other Scout, no matter to what country class or creed the other may belong'

'In the middle of the Great War Baden Powell declined to be associated with a pressure group led by the Dean of Lincoln and Lord Sydenham (the latter a keen supporter of military training for the young) in their attempts to encourage the teaching of patriotic values'

'By the time of Baden Powell's death in 1941 the imperial element within Scouting and Guiding had been totally transformed...the two movements saw themselves as helping the individual nations of the Commonwealth to achieve a domestic multi-racial coherence..'

This article is also interesting in that it dispels somewhat the image of Baden Powell as a Victorian reactionary. It has him quoting Montessori for example.

Baden Powell as an Educational Innovator
cheers
KP


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