Ian Hislop’s Scouting for Boys

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Title
Ian Hislop’s Scouting for Boys
Format
TV documentary
Year
2007

Synopsis

In this entertaining and affectionate film, Ian Hislop uncovers the story behind the book which kick-started the Scout movement. Robert Baden-Powell’s Scouting for Boys, published 1908, may be largely forgotten today but was one of the best-selling books of the 20th century. A seemingly idiosyncratic read, it was also radical for its time, addressing modern issues such as citizenship, disaffected youth and social responsibility. Don’t forget to whistle!

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