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Boy Scouts

From The Great War 1914-1918

Boy Scouts: An organisation started by Major General Sir Robert Baden-Powell, which has spread from England to every country in the world. The basic idea is to inculcate the idea of honour, and every Boy Scout is pledged to "do a good turn every day." It is strictly a non-military organisation, both in form and substance. The B.P. Boy Scouts' organisations were recognised by the Government on the Declaration of War, and the boys were employed in various civic capacities. [1]

References / notes

  1. Various contributors (1914). The War Book-of-Facts. 2nd Edition. A.W. Shaw Company, London p.138.

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The above term is listed in our glossary of words and phrases of the Armed Forces of Great Britain during the Great War. Included are trench slang, service terms, expressions in everyday use, nicknames, the titles and origins of British and Commonwealth Regiments, and warfare in general. These words and phrases are contemporary to the war, which is reflected in the language used. They have been transcribed from three primary sources (see Contents). Feel free to expand upon and improve this content.
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