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The Order of Woodcraft Chivalry, 1916-49, as a New Age Alternative to the Boy Scouts

By (author) Derek Edgell
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 28th Feb 1993
Dimensions: h 240mm
ISBN-10: 077349197X
ISBN-13: 9780773491977
Barcode No: 9780773491977
Synopsis
This text looks at the Quaker-inspired movement of the Order of Woodcraft Chivalry and its founders, the Westlakes, who were uneasy about the military overtones of the Boy Scouts and who favoured an alternative form of training, one that borrowed from Ernest Thompson Seton and his Woodcraft Indians. The study examines the Westlakes; the concept of "recapitulation" in education; woodcraft chivalry in practice; internal conflicts; adult sections; the various schools; the war years and beyond.

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